Striker Adam Le Fondre is set for an EFL return this summer for the first time in five years, following his release from Australian side Sydney FC, according to journalist Darren Witcoop.
The forward is a proven EFL goal scorer but after a period abroad, he is now destined for a switch back to England, potentially in either League One or League Two.
Who is Adam Le Fondre?
The 36-year-old began his career with Stockport County, before going on to feature for the likes of Rotherham United, Reading and Cardiff City, costing the Bluebirds over £3million in 2014. However, he left for Australia in 2018.
In Australia, the forward scored 73 goals in 126 appearances, as well as having a brief loan spell with Indian side Mumbai City in 2020. Last season, Le Fondre scored 13 goals in 24 games, including a brace against Melbourne.
His spell at Sydney
Le Fondre has been playing in Australia since 2018 but has managed to hit double figures in every single campaign since, with his lowest tally coming in the 2021/22 season, when he netted ten goals.
Meanwhile, his best season came in his first two seasons, when Le Fondre netted an impressive 23 goals in all competitions for the football club. He’s also a two time A-League champion and won two trophies in his loan spell at Mumbai.
What’s been said?
Journalist Darren Witcoop posted a tweet on social media confirming the news, stating…
‘Former Reading and Cardiff striker Adam Le Fondre is available and could make a return to the EFL after leaving A League side Sydney FC following a five-year spell.’
Le Fondre may be coming up towards the end of his career, but he has shown that he still knows where the back of the net is when it counts.
His next destination does remain unclear, but he could provide a unique type of experience that not many clubs in the EFL posses in their ranks.