Adelaide United Football Club midfielder Ryan Griffiths has today been transferred to Malaysian Super League club Football Association of Sarawak.
Griffiths who has struggled for game time recently suffering from shin soreness and then a bout of concussion will join the Malaysian club this week.
The Red’s football director Michael Petrillo said the club did not want to deny Griffiths a great opportunity and after a short period of negotiation terms were agreed to over the weekend with Griffiths having the opportunity to say goodbye to the players and football staff last Saturday before they flew out for the game in Brisbane.
“It was a difficult decision to release Ryan as it’s not a great time to lose a player with only five games remaining and still competing to make the finals, particularly now we are outside of the transfer window period. However he received a very good two year offer from Sarawak and we were not in a position right now to offer him a contract extension due to his lack of recent game time. Therefore the club didn’t want to stand in his way and we were able to quickly negotiate a transfer agreement with Sarawak that we were all comfortable with. We wish Ryan all the best in Malaysia with his new club.” Petrillo said.
Griffiths played four games for the Reds during the 2013/14 Hyundai A-League season all off the bench as a substitute and scored one goal.