Young Sydney FC star Adrian Segecic is to continue his football development by joining Dutch club FC Dordrecht on loan for the rest of the 2023-24 Eerste Divisie season.
The 19-year old attacking midfielder jumped at the opportunity to further his experience by moving to Holland and says he is excited to increase his skills in a new environment.
“This is a great chance to improve and develop my ability in a different country, against different players and to continue my education in a different culture and new settings,” he said.
“Dutch football is amongst the most progressive and forward thinking in the world and I’m sure I will return a better player and person from the experience.”
Segecic joined the Sydney Academy at inception in 2016 and is the latest graduate to be offered the chance to develop in European football.
He joins FC Dordrecht who have formed a player partnership with Dutch giants Feyenoord and also have former Sydney FC centre-half and fan favourite Pascal Bosschaart as assistant manager.
Head Coach Steve Corica believes the move will be of great benefit to Sydney FC in the future.
“A year in Holland, learning to play in a different environment and in a new league will be a fantastic experience for Adrian, which can only be good for him and for Sydney FC.
“I’m certain he will return a better player having the chance of consistent first team football and it is something we will reap the rewards from next season.”
Segecic signed a new three-year contract with Sydney FC at the start of last season and will have one more year to run once his loan spell is complete.
He has made 28 appearances in Sky Blue, scoring three goals and has also represented both Australia and Croatia at youth national team level.