Harry Van der Saag Signs New Deal

Sydney FC young gun Harry Van Der Saag will remain with the club for another two years having signed a deal to stay until the end of the Hyundai A-League 2021/22 season.

The Sky Blues Academy product signed his first professional contract this season having been part of the inaugural Academy intake as a 16-year old.

Now aged 20, the former Narrabeen junior from the Manly-Warringah Football Association, has progressed into the Hyundai A-League side having started the last two matches as cover at right back for Rhyan Grant.

“I’m delighted to have extended my contract with the club I’ve always supported,” he said.

“It’s a case of ‘living the dream’ for me at the moment and I’m determined to work as hard as I can in training and on the field to ensure it lasts for many years to come.

“I’m learning so much from the wonderful players around me in this squad and every day I come to work knowing it’s a privilege to be able to be a part of this club.”

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Harry Van der Saag in action. Photo by Keith McInnes

Van Der Saag made his debut for Sydney FC in a friendly against Paris Saint-Germain when he had to mark World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe, in July last year.

He has since gone on to make four Hyundai A-League appearances for Steve Corica’s side and his Head Coach has been pleased with his progress.

“Harry thoroughly deserves his contract extension,” he said.

“He has done well when he has stepped up for us and is learning and improving all of the time.

“It’s important that he continues that for the next two years and with the right attitude I’m sure he will only get better.”

Van der Saag can play as a right wing-back but is equally adept playing in midfield as a number six or at number ten.