Adelaide United have secured the services of Spanish forward Sergio Cirio until the end of the 2016/17 Hyundai A-League season.
Joining the club at the start of the 2013/14 Season he has since made 42 appearances and scored 18 goals. He also won the inaugural Westfield FFA Cup and was awarded the Mark Viduka Medal for being the most outstanding player in that final.
“There are a lot of reasons behind why I have decided to re-sign with Adelaide United,” said Cirio.
“I am happy here in Adelaide, the team is playing very good, and we’re in a good position in the A-League.
“But the most important reason is because I want to win things here with United because I am really appreciative of everybody, from the coaches and staff to the fans as well. From my first day I have felt like I have been at home, so I feel I should return all these great things.
Coach Josep Gombau said the announcement of Cirio’s re-signing is a significant boost for the Reds leading into the seconding half of the season and he is a very important player to the Reds in many ways.
“I am so happy that Cirio has extended his contract. Sergio is the type of player that suits the style we are playing and also a very good person in the group,” said Gombau.
“These qualities are very important to the club. And bring a lot of value to the team.
“He is now at the age where he should be able to play his best football and we are confident that over the next two years he can be one of the important players in our team” said Gombau.
Meanwhile, the club have also extended the contract of young defender Jordan Elsey .
The 20-year-old has made 11 appearances for the club but has not featured for the Reds this season after suffering a torn ACL.