Carrusca recommits to a united Adelaide

Argentinian playmaker, Marcelo Carrusca, has put pen to paper on a new deal that will keep him at Adelaide United for a further two seasons.

Carrusca, one of the A-League’s most potent attacking players, will remain a Red until the end of the 2016/17 campaign. 

The 31-year-old, who has made a total of 63 appearances for 16 goals, said he was looking forward to a successful future under coach Josep Gombau.

The Reds currently sits in third on the ladder, four points off league leaders Perth Glory.

“I’ve re-signed because I’ve wanted, since I arrived here, to always stay at this club for many years,” Carrusca said.

“I will do my best for the team like I try to do every single training and every single game, so now I can fully concentrate and focus on (the rest of) our games.

“One of the reasons (for re-signing) was because of my teammates. Most of the players have signed also and we have to keep this group (together) if we want to be successful in this league.

“Another reason is because I love the style that we play and Josep is another big part in my decision.

“I love this club and my family is happy here, also. The environment at every training session, the lifestyle in Adelaide – everything is fantastic and everything is going well.

“As a group we have many objectives, we want to make the finals, be in the top three, then win the championship. I know it is very difficult because it’s a tough league, but I believe in this team and we can be very successful.”

Carrusca's re-signing follows recent decisions by Isaias, Bruce Djite and Michael Marrone to recommit to the Reds.

Gombau said the extension to the Argentine’s contract was further proof of the unity within the club. 

“All of the club is happy to have re-signed Chelo and to have him with us for two more years because it’s a very good extension,” Gombau said.

“He’s a player that everybody knows for his high quality and for what he has brought to our games. To have him here with us for two more years is a luxury and I’m sure we’ll all continue to enjoy his football.

“This shows how close the group is. We have a good group of players and they are committed to the club and everybody wants to be here. Our future looks good and we’ll (work) step-by-step to become a bigger club in the Hyundai A-League.”