He toured Sydney with Juventus in 2014 and was attempted to move permanently to Australia just last year. According to FFA sources, Western United A-League newbies would attempt to sign him as a marquee player Hairdryer they were working with Macarthur FC to try and attract him as a big top for their inaugural season in 2020-21.
He struggled to get back to better after a knee injury in 2016 that led to his retirement last year. Perhaps A-League clubs could try to convince him to return to play after a successful return with the #footballforfires game on May 23, which will be the last game at the ANZ stadium before it undergoes renovations.
Keep the faith
Sydney FC cashed in on Brandon O’Neill’s sale to Pohang Steelers this week and as it opens a spot on their list and funds to spend, the Sky Blues are not looking to introduce reinforcements into this transfer window.
Club sources suggest that the league leaders are happy with the depth at their disposal and are ready to elevate Paulo Retre to a regular defensive midfielder role.
Much of this has to do with the ethics of coach Steve Corica, eager to promote within the club, also offering young players more opportunities for the first team.
Sydney has the maximum salary, one more player seen rolling up his sleeve and the option to sign an Asian player who could help with his AFC Champions League campaign, but they are likely to watch their youth teams for substitutions.
Great in Vietnam
Melbourne City’s young cannon Denis Genreau has already returned home from the Australian Olympic qualifying tournament in Thailand due to an injury, but has not left empty-handed.
Genreau has gained an army of new followers on social media from Vietnam, who have fallen in love with her “charming smile, her beautiful face and her desirable 6” body.
This is a direct quote from the online news site Zing.vn, which reported that the 20-year-old quickly “caught the eye” of Vietnamese fans watching the AFC U-23 championships, who then started running around photos of him, and were subsequently disappointed when they found out he has a girlfriend.
Genreau was first warned by the article from his parents, who were in Bangkok after the Ororoos. He was said to be rather confused by the extra attention.
It has been a great week for the Central Coast Mariners: it started with a dramatic 3-2 win over Melbourne Victory on Sunday and continued with another major coup days later with the new signing of the promising youngster, Lewis Miller.
The nineteen year old has opted to stay with the Mariners who, according to club sources, claim that they cannot match the financial terms of an offer of an offer by a rival League club A.
However, they claim that Miller remained a sailor and refused the extra money in preference for more game time and loyalty after progressing through their North Shore Mariners academy.
Dominic Bossi is a football journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald.
Vince is a sports journalist for The Sydney Morning Herald.