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By ESPN Staff
Jul 9, 2013

Yau signs with Sydney for another season

Sydney FC have extended Panama international Yairo Yau's loan deal for another A-League season.

The 23-year-old will now be with the Sky Blues for the 2013/14 season.

Yau scored six goals for Sydney last season while on loan from Panama Club Sporting San Miguelito.

He will rejoin his teammates for pre-season training on Thursday.

Coach Frank Farina said Yao was another option in attack for Sydney FC alongside the likes of Alessandro Del Piero, Joel Griffiths, Corey Gameiro and Joel Chianese.

"If you ask any football manager in the world what their priority is, it would be a striker who can score goals, has pace and is comfortable on the ball and he ticks all of those boxes," Farina said in a statement on Tuesday.

"A new football culture is always difficult and with the attributes he has, we thought he was well worth another look for another season where he won't have any transitional period and hopefully he can improve on that goal tally.

"He knows the players, the club and the league now so hopefully that will be a benefit and he'll do even better than he did last year."

Yao said he was excited to be spending more time with the club.

"I like Sydney, the fans and my teammates."

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