Dynamic Adelaide United FC forward Jeronimo Neumann has agreed to terms with the club for a further two seasons.
One of the two new Argentineans signed by the Reds prior to Season 8, Neumann has found a new lease of life in Adelaide after seven years playing professionally in his homeland, split up by a year in England at Barnsley.
Already a crowd favourite with his never say die approach and canny goal sense which has seen him net four goals from eight starts this season, Neumann said that in the end it was an easy decision to extend terms with the club given the way he has been received.
“From the first day here everyone has been so good to me, the owners, management, the staff, the coaches and the players have accepted me so well but what has been amazing is the way the fans have made me feel so welcome and a part of the club so quickly,” Neumann said.
“Everything has been very good so far. It’s a great club and a great city and that’s why I decided to stay for a longer time here.”
“I now look forward to focus on my football and do my best for the team.”
Reds Football Director Michael Petrillo said the club was extremely happy to have been able to extend Neumann’s contract beyond this season.
”It’s terrific to see players of the quality of Jeronimo come into the A-League in the first instance and even better when they stick around for longer terms, so to have Jero here for the next two seasons speaks volumes for the club and what we are trying to build here,” Petrillo said.
“Negotiations went very smoothly and we have only been awaiting his release from his previous club Sol de America in Paraguay which arrived last night.”
Neumann will remain a Red until 30 April 2015 and is the second major re-signing after Cassio recently committed to the club for a further two seasons.