Western Sydney Wanderers has announced the departure of defender Ruon Tongyik who leaves the club effective immediately.
The former Adelaide United Youth Player of the Year joined Melbourne City on a two-year deal in 2016 before making the switch to the Wanderers in May last year.
Born in Sudan, the 22-year-old started in the opening two rounds of the season before suffering a series of injuries which curtailed his playing time with the struggling club.
On Wednesday Wanderers and the player announced they had parted ways.
The powerful defender was one of a trio of City players – along with Bruce Kamau and Nick Fitzgerald - who joined Western Sydney last year with the hope of taking their game to the next level.
At the time Tongyik expressed his excitement at wearing the Red and Black.
“I want to win silverware here. I want to win the Premiers Plate and the Grand Final of course,” he said in May.
“When I arrive at the Wanderers I want to continue to improve, to show that fans why I am here – to help the team and win things.”