Sydney FC have made their first transfer of the January switch window by recruiting Manchester City’s Anthony Caceres for the remainder of the A-League season.
Caceres made 63 appearances for Central Coast when he was bought to the Premier League heavyweight in 2016 earlier than being loaned out to sister membership Melbourne City twice.
He had made 5 appearances for Warren Joyce’s facet this marketing campaign — 4 of them off the bench — however his loan ended on New 12 months’s Day and the Sky Blues snapped him up.
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The place Caceres matches of their midfield stays to be seen, with the 26-year-old unlikely to displace the likes of Milos Ninkovic, Siem De Jong, Brandon O’Neill and Josh Brillante.
Daniel de Silva has additionally been unable to crack the beginning line-up, however Sydney FC coach Steve Corica has been open about his need to add some spark to his assault.
“Anthony will undoubtedly strengthen our squad and supply additional competitors for locations,” Corica stated on Wednesday.
“He’s technically gifted and is a really skilful and inventive participant who I believe our members will get pleasure from watching.
“With the AFC Champions League developing and a whole lot of video games for us throughout January, Anthony’s capability to play as a No. 10 or a No. 6 will give us additional depth to our squad.”
For Caceres, who additionally made seven appearances for United Arab Emirates membership Al-Wasl in between stints at City, it’s also an opportunity to return to his hometown.
He might be obtainable to play in Friday’s match towards Central Coast at Jubilee Stadium.
“It was a reasonably straightforward resolution to make,” he stated. “Sydney FC are the largest membership within the A-League and to get a chance to come right here, again to my dwelling metropolis, and be part of a gifted and profitable staff is one I could not cross up.
“There may be a whole lot of soccer to be performed, together with AFC Champions League and I would like to get recreation time and play as a lot as I can.”