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.

β€œI want to win silverware here. I want to win the Premiers Plate and the Grand Final of course,” he said in May.

β€œWhen 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.”