The Central Coast Mariners have confirmed the sale of goalkeeper, Mark Birighitti to Dundee United FC in the Scottish Premiership for an undisclosed fee, Tuesday July 19.
To the disappointment of his club of three years, the decision to accept the transfer was made by Birighitti who claimed career and family benefits for making the move.
“This opportunity is too good for me to pass up, both for my career and for my wife to be closer to her family in the UK.,” Birighitti said.
“The club tried everything to convince me to stay and Monty [Nick Montgomery – Head Coach] and Serg [Sergio Raimundo – Assistant Coach] couldn’t have done any more for me personally or for my family. At the end of the day, I have insisted the club accept this deal, to let me chase my dreams and do the best thing for my family.
“I’d like to thank the Club and the fans for everything as they have been nothing short of amazing.
“If I end up back in Australia at any point, I won’t play for any other A League club, this is my home, but at this time, I need to take this opportunity and see where it takes me.”
The Mariners confirmed they have begun their search for a player to bolster goalkeeper ranks although have yet to give further comment.