Shinji Ono has re-signed with Western Sydney Wanderers for next season in a major boost to the club ahead the Sydney derby.
Shinji Ono has re-signed with Western Sydney Wanderers for next season in a major boost to the club ahead this weekend's massive Sydney derby.
Despite the somewhat protractednegotiations, the former Japan midfielder said he was enjoying his time in Western Sydney.
“I have told anybody who asks me about the club that it is like a big family," Ono said.
“Of course I mean the players and the coaching staff but I also mean everyone who works in the club - they are like family to me.”
“We have had a great season and there is much more to do and I want to be part of it.
“We are all looking very forward to our clash with Sydney FC and any other challenges that come along this season.
“Once this season is over I will then look to next season and prepare with my club the best I can.”
Wanderers coach Tony Popovic said Ono was an outstanding player who had fitted in very well at the club.
“We see his talent every week with his creativity and his skills,” Popovic said.
“Shinji is an integral part of our team building next year and we are very happy that he has re-signed with us.”