Griffiths to leave Central Coast Mariners for Guangzhou

Rostyn Griffiths will leave Central Coast Mariners to join Chinese club Guangzhou R&F it has been confirmed.

Rostyn Griffiths will leave Central Coast Mariners to join Chinese club Guangzhou R&F it has been confirmed.

The Mariners released a statement saying they had agreed terms with the Chinese Super League team and midfielder Griffiths will join for an undisclosed fee.

Griffiths departed Australia on Tuesday and will now undergo a medical after he lands in China ahead of signing a two-year deal.

“This is a great opportunity for Rostyn - a young player who has blossomed under Graham Arnold - to set himself up for life,” said Mariners chairman Peter Turnbull. “It also represented an opportunity for us as a football club to secure a very substantial transfer fee that may not be repeated.

“Rostyn had previously advised us that he never intended to play for any other Hyundai A-League club, but he was determined to pursue his career overseas. In union with him, we are pleased that we could arrive at an arrangement that benefits both Rostyn and the Central Coast Mariners.”

“Central Coast Mariners are a football club that gives young Australian footballers the opportunity to develop themselves and make a career from the game. We remain committed to this ethos and in a week that sees Mathew Ryan earn a place in the Qantas Socceroos for a FIFA World Cup Qualifier, as well as our National Youth League team destined to win the league, this philosophy is evident.”

 
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