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Sydney FC CEO urges Terry Adonis’s to Stay in Australia

Sydney starlet’s big move in doubt 

While 19-year-old Terry Adonis’s move to Italy may have been scuppered , his club Sydney FC are standing by him, Club CEO Tony Pignata is urging the youngster to stay another year.

The midfielder suffered a setback when in June he was ruled out of the U20 World Cup in Turkey with a torn Quadricep muscle.

The Italian giants agreed a $300,000 fee for Adonis but the transfer process which began in April, hit yet another hurdle and it looks as though he will remain a Sky Blue until the start of the season, something Pignata believes would be best for the young talents career.

Speaking to four-four-two Australia he said: “I’m keeping a spot for Terry – I’ve told him that.So it’s just a matter of getting the verdict from Parma and then we can go forward.

“Technically he’s still a Sydney FC player. We haven’t issued an international transfer clearance. I’m not exactly a hundred per cent sure in terms of the process and what’s been signed over there and that’s what we’re trying to find out at the moment.

“The A-League is developing into a very very good league. I think sometimes younger players tend to rush off and then find themselves not in the best position.

“Offers will come. If you’re a good player and you’re playing well in the A-League you will get spotted, so you need to make sure when you make the next step you choose wisely.”

Adonis made his first start for Sydney in 2010 and has so far made over 30 appearances for the Sky Blues, scoring just once.

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