Socceroos September Transfers & Signings Wrap

There were plenty of Socceroos on the move throughout September as clubs look to finalise their squads before the transfer window slams shut.

A number of Socceroos moved clubs while a few re-joined one of their previous clubs. Read the full Socceroos transfers and signings wrap below!

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Ajdin Hrustic (FC Groningen – Eintracht Frankfurt)

On Tuesday September 29, Ajdin Hrustic sealed a move to Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt after departing Dutch outfit FC Groningen.

The 24-year-old inked a three year contract with Frankfurt which will see him remain at the club until 2023.

The Socceroo spent six years at Groningen and made his professional debut in 2017 after progressing through the youth ranks.

He will be one of two Socceroos flying the Aussie flag in the German top flight this season as he joins Mathew Leckie who is currently based in the capital with Hertha Berlin.

Ajdin Hrustic Frankfurt

Apostolos Giannou (AEK Larnaca – OFI Crete)

Apostolos Giannou signed a two-year deal with Greek Super League outfit OFI Crete on 22 September following his departure from Cypriot side AEK Larnaca at the beginning of June.

The Socceroos striker spent two years with Larnaca where he managed to score seven goals in 54 appearances.

His new club are undefeated after the first three rounds of the Greek top flight and occupy fourth position on the league table.

He won’t be the only Socceroo featuring in the Super League this season with James Jeggo plying his trade for Aris Thessaloniki.

Apostolos Giannou

Brandon Borrello (SC Freiburg – Fortuna Dusseldorf, Loan)

On September 1, Socceroos winger Brandon Borrello departed SC Freiburg to join Fortuna Dusseldorf on a season-long loan.

He will be returning to the 2. Bundesliga, the league where he made a name for himself with FC Kaiserslautern in the 2017/18 season which saw him notch three goals and eight assists in his 19 matches.

Fortuna will be hoping that the ex-Brisbane Roar winger can recapture that kind of form as they look to make an instant return to the Bundesliga.

Mustafa Amini (re-joined AGF Aarhus)

On September 4, Mustafa Amini announced that he had re-joined Danish club AGF Aarhus on a four-month contract after a nightmare period in limbo which left him and his family stranded in Turkey.

Amini had departed Aarhus at the conclusion of his contract at the start of August and was on the lookout for a new adventure.

However, a number of unforeseen circumstances saw his move fall apart and it was his beloved Aarhus who offered him the chance to return to the club on a short-term contract as he looks to regain his fitness.

Mustafa Amini

Brad Smith (Unattached – Seattle Sounders)

Brad Smith made the move to Major League Soccer outfit Seattle Sounders on September 18 after becoming a free agent following his departure from English Championship club AFC Bournemouth at the end of the 2019/20 season.

Smith is no stranger to Seattle, having previously spent the 2018/19 campaign on loan at the club.

The defender built up a cult hero following during his first stint and became the first Aussie to lift the MLS trophy in 2019.

Having recently ticked over the halfway mark of the season, the Sounders sit top of the Western Conference with 24 points collected from their 13 matches.