The Central Coast Mariners can today confirm that the Club has agreed to terms with English Premier League Club Manchester City for the transfer of 23-year-old midfielder Anthony Caceres that will take immediate effect. A product of the Mariners Foxtel National Youth league set up, Caceres joins a long list of players to springboard from the Yellow & Navy to the global stage.
Caceres inked his first professional contract with the Mariners in 2012 and experienced a breakout season during 2014/15 that saw the crafty midfielder win the 2015 Mariners Medal.
The Championship winning number 10 made 62 Hyundai A-League appearances for the Mariners along with three AFC Champions League Campaigns to his name.
Caceres was plucked from Marconi Stallions by current Head Coach Tony Walmsley who is looking forward to seeing the 23-year-old reach his potential on the world football stage.
“We need to celebrate when players at the Central Coast Mariners are sold to bigger Clubs. It’s our charter. It’s our intent,” Walmsley said.
“When I brought Anthony Caceres to the Mariners his potential was obvious.
“This move demonstrates how far Anthony has progressed and symbolises how giving youth a chance works for both the Central Coast Mariners and young aspirational footballers,” Walmsley said.