Attacking ace returns to Sydney FC
Sydney FC’s hopes of winning a third successive A-League title have received a huge boost with the return of prolific striker Adam Le Fondre.
The English marksman scored 45 goals in 68 appearances in all competitions for the Sydneysiders before being loaned out to Mumbai City for the 2020-21 Indian Super League campaign.
But the 34-year-old forward is back with the Sky Blues, having signed a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2023.
Le Fondre will serve a period of quarantine and then be available for Sydney selection.
“This club and this city had an enormous impact on me and my family during my time here and I’m so pleased to be coming back,” Le Fondre said.
“It’s like I’m coming home and to know I have signed for even longer than last time is a fantastic feeling.
“I’ve watched all of our games this season and the boys have been doing well.
“I’m looking forward to helping them step it up again and we’ll be firing on all cylinders in the back half of the season.”
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Le Fondre is set to form a lethal attacking partnership with Brazilian ace Bobo, who returned to the Sky Blues in January.
Sydney coach Steve Corica said: “Adam did a fantastic job for us over the last two years and I’ve no doubt he will do it again.
“He will give us another huge threat up front, on top of the fabulous players we already have here. It will be one more thing for the opposition defenders to worry about.
“I’m looking forward to watching how he works with our other strikers and it’s going to make the race for the club’s Golden Boot even more interesting.”
Corica’s men take on the Central Coast Mariners on Saturday in Gosford.
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