Sydney FC Win Race To Sign Joeys Star Amanatidis

Sydney FC have won the race to sign in-demand Australian teenage winger Nathan Amanatidis on a three-year contract.

Amanatidis was courted by eight other Isuzu-UTE A-League clubs following his starring performance for the Joeys at the AFC Asian Cup where he scored two goals and made one assist.

The highly rated 17-year-old who can also play up front believes he made the right choice to move to the Sky Blues.

New signing Amanatidis shoots in training today.

“Sydney FC is the perfect club for me to begin my A-League career and I’m feeling incredibly happy to be here,” he said.

“There are some extremely talented players, and I cannot wait to play with and learn from the likes of Joe Lolley and Robert Mak.

Watch Amanaditis impress with two goals during the AFC U17 Asian Cup

“I can already feel a good energy and vibe among this squad and the competition for places is going to be fierce.

“I am excited for the season to start.”

Head Coach Steve Corica is excited to be welcoming another young star into the Sky Blues squad.

New Sydney FC Signing Nathan Amanatidis

“Nathan is an exceptionally exciting player who is going to thrill our Members with his speed, skill and goalscoring ability,” he said.

“There were a lot of clubs wanting to sign him, so I am delighted we have and I am looking forward to what he can bring to the club.

“We still have a few spots on the roster to fill and the aim will be to bring in more experience, but the balance is looking good right now.”

Amanatidis joined the squad yesterday and has settled in well.

Amanatidis celebrates scoring in AFC U17 Asian Cup.

Sydney FC A-League Men’s 2023-24 Contracted Players

Andrew Redmayne

Joel King

Jack Rodwell

Joe Lolley

Robert Mak

Pat Wood

Anthony Caceres

Adrian Segecic

Max Burgess

Rhyan Grant

Corey Hollman

Jaiden Kucharski

Luke Brattan

Jake Girdwood-Reich

Aaron Gurd

Adam Pavlesic

Matt Scarcella

Gus Hoefsloot

Mitch Glasson

Zac De Jesus

Nathan Amanatidis