Sydney FC have announced the re-signing of in-form midfielder Brandon O'Neill for a further two Hyundai A-League seasons until the end of the 2018/19 campaign.
Sydney FC have moved to tie up the Olyroos star’s future following a raft of performances which have seen him become a key member of Graham Arnold’s squad.
O’Neill’s form this season has won plaudits across the board and seen him win the October nomination for the NAB Young Player of the Year award, and he says he is thrilled to be remaining at Sydney FC for another two seasons.
“I’m very happy here working with a fantastic set of players and with our brilliant coaching staff,” he said.
“My game has developed so much in my first 18 months with the club and that’s thanks to the help and support of the people here as well as my team mates.
“I’m looking forward to spending the next two years of my career here and winning some silverware. It’s a very exciting time to be a Sydney FC player.”
Head Coach Graham Arnold believes the young midfielder can go on to become a high achiever.
“Brandon has all the attributes to become a top class midfielder,” he said. “He is still young and learning the game but has a real hunger and plays with a smile on his face.
“I am very pleased he will be with Sydney FC for the next two seasons as he will become an even greater asset to the club,” Arnold continued.
“He is a role model for any young and aspiring player out there and I’m certain he will see further success and recognition in his career.
“Sydney FC has a reputation for developing excellent young players and Brandon is following in those footsteps.”
O’Neill has played 45 games for the Sky Blues including 31 in the Hyundai A-League and seven in each of the AFC Champions League and FFA Cup competitions, scoring two goals.