Transfer news: Portuguese club signs Phoenix midfielder

Midfielder Alex Rodriguez has left Hyundai A-League club Wellington Phoenix and signed for Portuguese outfit Boavista, he announced on social media today (Wed).

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The 23-year-old former Sunderland reserve team player announced the signing on Instagram earlier today, adding he was looking forward to the next two years with his new club in Portugal.

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Graceful for this opportunity, looking forward to wear this jersey for the next two years ⚫️⚪️💪🏼 Muy agradecido por esta oportunidad, con muchas ganas de vestir esta camiseta por los próximos 2 años ⚫️⚪️💪🏼

A post shared by Alex Rodriguez Gorrín (@alej_rg) on Jun 6, 2017 at 12:30pm PDT

He also thanked Wellington Phoenix and their fans for his time at the club. 

 

Sadly My time in wellington has come to a end. I would like to thank everyone that has supported me in this journey but specially mentioned to club for the opportunity, to my teammates that they welcomed me with open arms from day one and mostly to the fans that have supported us through thick and thin with the same passion, I want to wish the club a lot of success and I am sure it will be in near future. Thank you Después de tres años en wellington mi tiempo aquí ha llegado a su fin pero antes de afrontar un nuevo reto me gustaría agradecer a todos aquellos que me ha apoyado en este camino, en especial al club por la oportunidad, a mis compañeros por hacerme sentir como en casa desde el primer día y a los aficionados que nos han apoyado en las buenas y en las malas con la misma pasión. Aprovechar también para desear al club mucho éxito y estoy seguro será en un futuro cercano Muchas Gracias

A post shared by Alex Rodriguez Gorrín (@alej_rg) on Jun 6, 2017 at 9:01am PDT

Rodriguez, born in Tenerife, signed with Phoenix in 2014 from Sunderland, and was a regular in the side during his time in the Hyundai A-League. 

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