Moriyasu signs two-year Sydney FC deal

Hirofumi Moriyasu has been rewarded for his impressive early-season form by Sydney FC.

Hirofumi Moriyasu has been rewarded for his impressive early-season form by Sydney FC.

The US-born Japanese midfielder will now remain at the club until at least the end of the 2012/13 A-League season after penning a fresh two-year deal with the Sky Blues.

Moriyasu originally joined Sydney on a trial basis just a couple of months after arriving in the NSW Premier League with APIA Leichardt from Japan.

He managed to get himself a one-year deal to begin with but now has been snapped up by Sydney and he was delighted to put pen to a fresh contract.

“It feels great [to have a new contract]. This is what I wanted. I have been playing for Sydney for six months now and there is a distinct atmosphere and environment here, the coaching staff is excellent and the players have been very friendly to me so I am really glad to have a new two-year contract,” Moriyasu said.

“It has been a new experience for me. Sydney FC has been very kind and has looked after me and has made it easier for me to fit into the team. The players have been great which has helped me settle in.

“The A-League is a tough league. Every team is very competitive. For me, the physicality is tough because I am not that big but I am adjusting.”