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The Covert Agent: Craig Goodwin rejects Sydney FC to sign million-dollar deal with Adelaide United

05:23 GMT+4 25/05/2018
Craig Goodwin Adelaide United A-League
Goal's resident spy reveals the Adelaide junior has turned down the A-League premiers, to re-join his former club

Three-time Socceroo Craig Goodwin will return to A-League side Adelaide United after turning down Sydney FC and mutually agreeing to part ways with Dutch side Sparta Rotterdam.

The Covert Agent can reveal that Goodwin has signed with the Reds in a million-dollar deal over three years and rejected the Sky Blues in the process.

Goodwin most recently spent two seasons in the Eredivisie but found his opportunities over the past year limited under new coach Dick Advocaat as the club were ultimately relegated from the top flight. 

Having departed for the Netherlands after winning the A-League championship with the Reds in 2016, Goodwin will return to the club looking for regular football.

The 26-year-old winger was voted Adelaide United's Player of the Season in 2015/16 as the club won the league double.

The Reds are expected to officially unveil Goodwin's move back imminently.