Al Hassan Toure and Louis D’Arrigo have committed their futures to Adelaide United with the pair signing contract extensions until the end of the 2022/23 season.
Toure and D’Arrigo have both experienced breakout seasons this campaign, thriving under the guidance of Head Coach, Gertjan Verbeek, and his coaching staff, and will now remain contracted at Coopers Stadium for a further three years.
Toure scored on his Reds debut in the FFA Cup 2019 Round of 32 against Melbourne Knights and went on to be the revelation of the tournament, bagging five goals.
The 19-year-old striker found the net in the FFA Cup Final 2019 against Melbourne City and was awarded the Mark Viduka Medal, playing an instrumental role in United winning the trophy for a record third time. The former Croydon Kings product also scored on his Hyundai A-League debut in Round 1 against Sydney FC.
Meanwhile, D’Arrigo has excelled in midfield since receiving his starting debut in the FFA Cup 2019 Semi Final against Central Coast Mariners.
The 18-year-old has started every match he has been available for, juggling national-team call-ups, displaying maturity beyond his years with his exceptional distribution, positioning, and composure some of his best attributes.
Director of Football, Bruce Djite, was thrilled that two of the Club’s most promising South Australian players will be remaining in Adelaide.
“Al Hassan and Louis are two of the best young footballers in the country, so we’re delighted to have secured their services for the next three years,” Djite explained.
“It also reinforces our commitment to giving the absolute best, young South Australian talent an opportunity here with Adelaide United.
“Al Hassan has come through the National Premier League system with Croydon Kings before joining our Youth Team, and Louis was brought through the Football South Australia system prior to developing even further with us.
“Not only do they both boast enormous potential, Al Hassan and Louis also have the right mentality and character to develop into much better players than they are today.
“Both are highly motivated individuals and we expect to see them both continue their development right here in Adelaide.”