Sydney’s Siemsen set for European return


Above: Sydney FC striker Remy Siemsen. Photo: Sydney FC.

Sydney FC striker Remy Siemsen is heading back to Europe after the Sky Blues agreed a club-record transfer fee for a Liberty A-League Women’s player.

The details of the move are exceptionally sketchy at the current time with the new club and the exact timing of Siemsen’s departure still under wraps, as is the fee, which will remain undisclosed as part of the terms of the agreement.

The 23-year-old recently return from a spell at AIK in Sweden and has scored two goals in four games, however, the lure of another spell abroad and more experience ahead of the Women’s World Cup next year proved too much.

“I’m very grateful to Sydney FC who have allowed me to depart and pursue this fantastic opportunity. It has always been a dream of mine to play in this overseas league and I am excited to test myself against some of the best players in the world.

“The environment at Sydney FC is amongst the most elite I have experienced and it has been great to return back here and contribute to my hometown club. “We’ve got yet another fantastic squad this season and I’ve no doubt the girls will be challenging for trophies come the end of the season.

Above: Remy Siemsen is hoping the move back to Europe will further boost her World Cup prospects. Photo: Football Australia.

“I’ll be following from overseas and I wish everyone here all the success in winning a third straight Premiership. I’m sure I’ll be back in Sky Blue again one day.”

Head Coach Ante Juric was full of praise for the striker and signaled his intent to replace her.

“Remy has been extremely good and has slotted in very well since coming back from Sweden,” he said. “She will be a miss, of course, but this is a great opportunity for her to play as a full-time professional footballer.

“We have players that will no doubt step up and take this opportunity that has presented itself, with that we will need to replace Remy so the strength of our squad will not be affected.

“Again, we are proud of Remy and what she has achieved, though now as team we are looking forward to the next game and we will prepare and focus as usual.”

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