Spanish striker Sergi Guardiola has parted ways with Adelaide United with the 25-year-old looking onward towards foreign shores.
The former Granada hitman arrived to ply his trade for the Reds at the start of the season on a loan deal. But he put in some lacklustre performances that included finding the back of the net only thrice in 16 games. This, coupled with the defending champions’ own woes has made it a very difficult period for Guillermo Amor’s men.
Now the Spanish boss has confirmed that the club and the player have parted ways.
“Sergi came to the Club with a good reputation and a very strong work ethic,” the 49-year-old said, according to the office website of the A-League.
“He has continued to work hard this season, but he and the club have made this decision in the best interest of both of us.”
Meanwhile, after a scintillating run last season, the Reds have significantly struggled this time out. Their fall from grace has seen them win only two league games this season, scoring 12 goals – lesser than any other club in the A-League.
Adelaide are currently in ninth place, tied on points with cellar-dwellers Central Coast Mariners. They will take on Wellington Phoenix at the Hindmarsh Stadium on Sunday.