Bernardo Oliveira joins Adelaide United
Adelaide United have pronounced that Bernardo Oliveira has signed a scholarship contract with the club that will keep him until the end of the 2022/23 campaign.
Son of Reds legend Cássio,
, has been withMelbourne City
during the last 17 months. He has now joinedAdelaide United
, signing a two-and-a-half-year contract.
The 17-year-old is the second father-son combination in the Reds’ history, with the first one being Domenic Costanzo, son of United stalwart Angelo.
Bernardo talked about his contract at Adelaide, saying:
“I’m really excited to be back in Adelaide and playing for my hometown Club.
“I grew up supporting the Reds because my dad obviously played many games for Adelaide United and I’m hoping to follow in his footsteps.
“For me Adelaide is the perfect environment to develop and thrive as a player because they give young players an opportunity to play in the A-League.
“To make my debut would be a dream come true, but I’m aware that will only happen through hard work and training at a consistently high level.”
, Adelaide United’s Director of Football, said:
“I am very proud that some of the best young players in the country now consider Adelaide United a destination club.
“Over the last few years, we have not only spoken about our philosophy but have actually seen it yield real results.
“We’re committed to giving the best young talents a genuine chance to play professional football at our Club as a pathway to Europe.
“Bernardo is a young player with a lot of potential, and we believe he can fulfil that potential here at Adelaide United.
“We all look forward to watching him continue his development under the guidance of Carl Veart.”
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