Kitto commits future to Reds with three-year deal

Ryan Kitto

Adelaide United and Ryan Kitto have agreed to a three-year contract extension, keeping the talented defender at the Club until the end of the 2024/25 season.

Currently ranked seventh on the Club’s all-time appearances list with 148 games, Kitto will remain with his hometown team for a further three campaigns.

The 27-year-old featured twice for the Reds during the 2013/14 season before returning ahead of 2016/17 and has since established himself as a first-team regular.

Capable of playing anywhere down the left flank, Kitto made the left-back spot his own last season, registering a goal and two assists in 30 matches across all competitions.

After inking his new deal, Kitto said: “I’m extremely happy to be continuing my career with Adelaide United.

“It’s my hometown team and this is a really special group to be involved in.

“I truly believe we’re building something really promising under Carl (Veart) and the future is going to be very bright for the Club.

“Carl is a coach that has instilled a lot of confidence in me and I want to reciprocate that belief he has shown in me by continuing to perform well for the team and our supporters.”

Reds Head Coach, Carl Veart, said: “Ryan was superb for us last season and definitely one of the most consistent members of our squad. 

“He is extremely professional and takes immense pride in his craft.

“The added responsibility he has carried by being part of the leadership group has only elevated his game, as well as being a very positive example for our younger players.

“Ryan has been a great servant for our Club and the length of this contract shows our faith in him, with his best football, I still believe, ahead of him as he enters his prime years.”