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AUSSIES ABROAD: De Silva joins Roda after missing out on Roma, Oar finds home at Ipswich

A host of Aussies made European moves in August, with the likes of Tommy Oar, Terry Antonis and Daniel De Silva (eventually) finding new homes.

Here is a wrap up of all the month's moves:


Tommy Oar (FC Utrecht to Ipswich Town)

Tommy Oar left it late before signing with English second tier side Ipswich Town on a free, after the winger's contract with Dutch club FC Utrecht expired.

The 23-year-old signed a two-year deal with the Tractor Boys, having spent five years in Holland.

“We have watched Tommy a few times and checked him out on our scouting system. We have done our due diligence on him and he will be a good signing for us," Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy said on the club's official YouTube channel.

“He is quick and direct and puts some great crosses in. He does all the tracking back as well.

"I'm delighted to have him. He's a full Australian international and he will add to the competition here."

Ipswich are currently flying high in third position on the Championship table, and are being touted as possible promotion candidates.

Terry Antonis (Sydney FC to PAOK)

Having seen a move to Parma collapse in 2013, Terry Antonis finally secured a dream move to Europe with a transfer to Greek club PAOK

In a deal believed to be worth around $500,000, Antonis joins a side that finished fifth in last season's Greek Super League.

The 21-year-old debuted for Sydney when he was 16 in 2010, and featured 69 times in five seasons.

“I'd like to thank Sydney FC for their help and support in my development over the last five years and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity they have given me," Antonis said after the transfer was secured.

“I'm sad to be leaving such a great club who have been like a family to me as I have grown up and they will always hold a special place in my heart.

Antonis links up with former Manchester United, Tottenham and Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov at the Toumba Stadium.


Robbie Kruse (Bayer Leverkusen to Stuttgart)

Former Brisbane and Melbourne Victory man Robbie Kruse made a deadline day loan move from Bayer Leverkusen to Stuttgart, where he will team up with fellow Aussie Mitchell Langerak.

Kruse impressed early in his stint at Leverkusen, however an injury suffered in this year's Asian Cup final derailed his time at the German giants.

The arrival of Javier Hernandez from Manchester United meant that opportunities were likely to be limited for the 26-year-old, whose season-long loan move includes an option to buy at the end of the season.

Stuttgart narrowly avoided relegation from the Bundesliga last season.


Daniel De Silva (Perth Glory to Roda JC)

After a protracted transfer saga involving Italian giants Roma, former Perth Glory prodigy Daniel De Silva eventually joined Dutch side Roda JC on a two-year deal, worth around $1.8m.

A transfer between Roma and Perth had been in the works for around 18 months, however complications surrounding the amount of foreign players in the Serie A side's squad meant that De Silva joined Roda on loan, and then eventually on a permanent deal.

The teenager joins fellow Aussies Rostyn Griffiths and Tomi Juric at the club, after Juric also made a move from Western Sydney Wanderers in August.


James Troisi (Juventus to Al Ittihad)

James Troisi ended his association with last season's Champions League finalists Juventus, joining Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad on a permanent deal in August.

The 27-year-old, who scored the winning goal in Australia's Asian Cup triumph in January, signed for the Saudi giants on deadline day.

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Troisi first arrived in Italy when he joined Atalanta in 2012 and has since spent time on loan with A-League champions Melbourne Victory and Belgian side Zulte-Waregem. He never featured for the Juventus senior side.


Adam Taggart (Fulham to Dundee United)

Adam Taggart signed a six-month loan deal with Scottish side Dundee United on deadline day, after injuries prevented the pacey striker from making an impact in his first season at Fulham.

The injury-prone 22-year-old scored 16 times for Newcastle Jets in the 2013/14 A-League season, which was enough to earn a berth for the Socceroos at the 2014 World Cup.

However, after not registering a single appearance for Fulham last campaign, Taggart was loaned out to the Scottish side by Whites manager Kit Symons, with a view to gaining some first team action in the Scottish Premiership.

Brad Jones (Liverpool to Bradford City)

Brad Jones joined Bradford City on a one-year deal, following the shot-stopper's release from Liverpool.

The 33-year-old was signed by the Reds for £2.3m back in 2010, but made only 25 appearances in all competitions in his five year spell at Anfield.

Jones, who has joined compatriot James Meredith at Valley Parade, will compete with Ben Williams for the Bantams' number one goalkeeping spot. The West Yorkshire outfit currently occupy 11th position in League One.


Other August Aussie Transfers:

Josh Brillante - loan from Fiorentina to Calcio Como, Italy

Adam Edgar - transferred to Huddersfield Town, England

Callum Elder - loan from Leicester City to Peterborough, England

Tomi Juric - transferred from WSW to Roda JC, Netherlands

Frane Vladislavic - transferred to Segesta Sisak, Croatia

Jeremy Walker - loan from Braintree Town to Concord Rangers, England

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