Australian transfer news & rumours: Fringe Socceroo attracting Premier League interest, Jedinak nearing A-League return

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Goal takes a look at the latest transfer news and rumours from the A-League and Australians abroad

Football and rumours go hand in hand and we've got you covered with all the news and whispers swirling around this week in Australia. 


Crystal Palace, Huddersfield interested in Ajdin Hrustic 


Ajdin Hrustic

Once-capped Socceroo Ajdin Hrustic is turning heads at Groningen with a Premier League duo reportedly keen on signing him in January.

The Mirror claims both Crystal Palace and Huddersfield are interested in the 22 year old midfielder, who has made 10 appearances in the Eredivisie this season and provided one assist. 

Hrustic has spent three seasons in the Netherlands and could link up with fellow Aussie Aaron Mooy at Huddersfield should the Terriers come calling. 

The midfielder made his one Socceroos appearance as a substitute against Brazil in 2017 and is contracted to Groningen until July 2021. 


Mile Jedinak approached by A-League hopefuls


Mile Jedinak Socceroos 2018

A-League expansion bidders Macarthur-South West Sydney are keen to bring former Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak back to the A-League.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Jedinak has entered into negotiations with the club to become their marquee player next season should they be granted a spot in the A-League.

Jedinak is seemingly keen on becoming a coach in the future and the report suggests Macarthur-South West Sydney could include a future coaching clause in the contract in order to get a deal across the line. 

The 34 year old is contracted to Aston Villa until June next year and has seen his opportunities in the Championship limited this season. 

A former Central Coast Mariner, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Jedinak finish his playing career in the A-League - whether it be for an expansion side or another already existing team. 


Sydney FC keen to replenish attacking stocks


Steve Corica Sydney FC

After only scoring via a penalty against Melbourne Victory, Sky Blues coach Steve Corica was left to bemoan his side's lack of attacking threat.

While Adam Le Fondre scored once again, no-one else really threatened and with Trent Buhagiar out injured, Corica reiterated his desire to sign another attacker in January.

"We've got a little bit of time before January, but we've already started looking and there's a few options at the moment," Corica said.

"With Buhagiar out, he was a big threat with his pace, if we can find someone like that, that'd be great."

Sydney FC do have one foreign spot remaining in their squad but would have to add any potential signing under the cap with their marquee spots filled. 


Championship club calling for Brandon O'Neill


Brandon O'Neill Sydney FC

Sydney FC midfielder Brandon O'Neill is the centre of interest from an unnamed English Championship club chasing promotion to the Premier League, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

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O'Neill is off contract with the Sky Blues at the end of the season and has been a consistently strong performer in the A-League since moving to Sydney from Perth Glory.

The 24-year-old admitted there has been interest but remains focused on doing everything he can for Sydney FC this season. 

With the Socceroos yet to approach O'Neill, the Republic of Ireland have also been linked to handing him a call-up sooner rather than later to lock him down. 

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