Adelaide United can provide the following update to its senior men’s squad upon the completion of the contract window for the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season.
Adelaide United can officially confirm the departures of Daniel Adlung, Ersan Gülüm, Jordan O’Doherty, Mark Ochieng, and Džengis Čavušević from the Club.
Adlung expressed his and his family’s desire to return home, ultimately being the reason for his departure, which Adelaide United understands.
Adlung notched up 28 appearances for United in all competitions, with six goals to his name.
Meanwhile, Gülüm has completed his season-long loan with United after 22 appearances. O’Doherty and Ochieng also leave United with 36 and 35 appearances respectively.
Čavušević, who joined the Club in February, leaves United after making four appearances and scoring one goal. He continues his rehabilitation for his ruptured anterior cruciate ligament and the Club wishes him well throughout his recovery.
Adelaide United General Manager of Football, Ante Kovacevic, thanked the players for the contributions to the Club and its history, reassuring all the Reds’ valued supporters that squad recruitment was well underway.
“Firstly, on behalf of everyone at the Club, thank you to Daniel, Ersan, Jordan, Mark, and Džengis for their dedicated work during their times with Adelaide United.
“But, in particular, Jordan and Mark, who have been quality professionals whilst being Adelaide United players and I wish them the best for the rest of their careers.
“It is unfortunate to be losing a player of Daniel’s quality, but if a player and his family are finding some things difficult then it is always best to find an amicable solution.
“Fans can rest assured that the Club will recruit top-class players to complement the 20 players we already have on contract for next season.
“We currently have only three foreign players contracted, which gives us flexibility and options in filling the remaining spots in our squad.
“The recent announcements of Michael Jakobsen and Craig Goodwin are fantastic signs that quality footballers want to come to play at this Club and under Marco Kurz.
“More additions to our squad will be announced in the near future.”
Adelaide United wishes to thank Daniel, Ersan, Jordan, Mark, and Džengis for their contributions to the Club and wish them the very best for their futures.
Adelaide United squad:
George BLACKWOOD, Lachlan BROOK, Baba DIAWARA, Jordan ELSEY, Craig GOODWIN, ISAÍAS, Paul IZZO, Ryan KITTO, Michael JAKOBSEN, Kristin KONSTANDOPOULOS, Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS, Vince LIA, Daniel MARGUSH, Michael MARRONE, Nikola MILEUSNIC, Pacifique NIYONGABIRE, Taylor REGAN, Isaac RICHARDS, Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS, Ryan STRAIN