Sydney FC have announced the signing of midfielder Anthony Caceres on loan from Manchester City less than an hour after CFG club Melbourne City announced that his loan spell there had been terminated.
CONFIRMED | Anthony Caceres is Sky Blue! 💪
— Sydney FC (@SydneyFC) January 1, 2019
Caceres, 26, was born in Sydney and this loan switch marks a return to his home city after he previously played for the Central Coast Mariners before moving to Manchester City in 2016.
After two loan spells at Melbourne City and a stint in the United Arab Emirates with Al-Wasl, Caceres will spend the remainder of the season on loan at Sydney FC subject to international clearance.
Sydney FC head coach Steve Corica welcomed the new arrival, one of the many players owned by Manchester City shipped out across the world.
“Anthony will undoubtedly strengthen out squad and provide further competition for places,” said Corica.
“He is technically gifted and is a very skilful and creative player who I think our Members will enjoy watching.
“With the AFC Champions League coming up and a lot of games for us during January, Anthony’s ability to play as a number 10 or a number six will give us extra depth to our squad.
“I’m looking forward to watching him progress.”