Adelaide United FC can confirm former Newcastle Jets forward Ryan Griffiths will, pending a successful medical, join the Reds for the remainder of the Hyundai A-League 2013/14 Season.
Considering the current unavailability of key attackers through injury and international duty, the Reds approached Griffiths, who has returned to Australia after finishing a year long stint with Chinese club Beijing Boxy.
The 32 year old scored 19 goals across two seasons with the Jets and Adelaide United General Manager – Football Operations, Michael Petrillo is optimistic and buoyed by what Griffiths can bring to the Reds on the field.
“Ryan is an experienced player who Josep feels will suit our game and believes will be a very valuable acquisition adding depth and flexibility to the squad,” Petrillo said.
Griffiths is scheduled to arrive in Adelaide tonight and barring any problems with his medical and the processing of his international transfer clearance will be eligible to line up for the Reds in Saturday’s game against league leaders Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium.
DOB 21 August 1981 (Sydney)
2013 Beijing Baxy (China)
2011-2013 Newcastle Jets (Australia)
2010 Beijing Guoan (China)
2009 Beijing Guoan (China) – on loan
2007-2008 Liaoning (China) – on loan
2006-2009 Rapid Bucuresti
2004-2006 National Bucuresti
2002-2004 Newcastle United (Australia)
2002 Manly Warringah (NSW)
1999-2002 Northern Spirit (Australia)
Socceroos (5 appearances), Australian U23