Transfer news: City sign young defender

Melbourne City FC have announced the signing of 19-year-old defender Ruon Tongyi ahead of the 2016/17 Hyundai A-League season.

The centre back joins from Adelaide United where he was named their Youth Player of the Year and has signed on until the conclusion of the 2017/18 season.

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While a physical defender, Tongyik possesses promising ability on the ball and is capable of playing throughout the defensive line and in a holding midfield position.

After arriving in Australia from Sudan in 2003, Tongyik played much of his junior football for Adelaide Olympic before joining Adelaide’s youth system and was a part of the Reds NPL promotion and NYL Conference A Premiership.

Tongyik joins Manny Muscat, Dean Bouzanis, Bruce Kamau, Nick Fitzgerald, Daniel Arzani, Anthony Caceres and Luke Brattan as City’s latest signings ahead of the 2016/17 season.