Transfer news: Sydney FC defender headed overseas

Sydney FC have confirned they have agreed a deal with a top Asian club for the transfer of central defender Matt Jurman.

The defender will make the life-changing move during the January transfer window and Head Coach Graham Arnold thanked the powerful 27-year old for his time at the club.

“Matt has been a great servant to Sydney FC during two spells and has grown as a defender over the last couple of years," he said. 

“It’s disappointing to lose a player of his quality but this is also a fantastic opportunity for Matt at this stage of his life and career.

Matt Jurman

“I’m sure the Sydney FC fans will wish him well and he will always be remembered for his toughness and tenacity on the field, and mild mannered good nature off it.”

Jurman, who is out of contract at the end of this season, won the double with the Sky Blues in 2010.

He thanked the club and the Members for their support and wished the squad well for the remainder of the season.

“I have had some fantastic memories at Sydney FC and made some friends for life both in the dressing room and among the supporters," he said. 

“My game has developed enormously in the last few years and I will always be thankful to the club for that, and also for supporting me with this wonderful opportunity that lies ahead.

Matt Jurman - Sydney FC

“We undoubtedly have a great squad this year and added to the fantastic coaching and backroom staff, I’ve no doubt the club will go on to achieve success.  I will be behind them all the way.”

Jurman will complete his move overseas subject to finalising personal terms and passing a medical.