A-League: Adelaide United FFA Cup hero AL Hassan Toure moves to Bulls
A-League prodigy Al Hassan Toure has left Adelaide United in the hope of more first-team opportunities with Macarthur FC.
Best known for his man-of-the-match performance in United’s 4-0 thrashing of Melbourne City in the 2019 FFA Cup final, Toure – who scored seven goals in 36 appearances for the Reds – said his football could reach the “next level” at the Bulls after a couple of frustrating years in Adelaide.
Those frustrations seemed set to continue had the 21-year-old striker stayed at the Carl Veart-coached Adelaide for another season.
“As we approach the new season, it was becoming clearer that Al Hassan wasn’t going to be part of our starting 11 week in, week out, given our depth in wide positions,” Veart said.
“At this stage in his development it is paramount he has consistent opportunities to play.
“We discussed our plans with him and ultimately agreed that it was in Al Hassan’s best interest to seek a fresh start.
“We wish him the best as he seeks regular football.”
Toure, whose younger brother Mohamed will remain with the Reds, said he was “sad to be leaving” Adelaide.
“We were able to achieve some great things together and these are memories I’ll cherish for a long time,” the Australian under-23 representative said.
“I wish the boys and the club all the best for the future.
“I’m looking forward to joining my new teammates and getting straight into pre-season with focus on the competition starting next month.”
Originally published as A-League: Adelaide United FFA Cup hero AL Hassan Toure moves to Bulls
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