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Djite's Korea move from A-League confirmed

AAP logoAAP 25/07/2016 By Vince Rugari

Adelaide United are on the lookout for a new line-leading striker after confirmation of Bruce Djite's transfer to South Korea.

Djite has joined fellow Australian Adrian Leijer at K-League side Suwon FC after completing a medical on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old becomes the fourth player from Adelaide's victorious A-League grand final side to leave the club during the off-season, following Stefan Mauk (NEC), Craig Goodwin (Sparta Rotterdam) and Bruce Kamau (Melbourne City).

Djite was in good form last season, scoring 11 goals in Adelaide's final 14 games, and he leaves with a total of 35 goals to his name in 133 appearances across two stints with the club.

His departure leaves coach Guillermo Amor with only one recognised striker on his books, Sergio Cirio.

Adelaide have only one remaining foreign spot and might be forced to use it on a replacement for Djite, with the few Australian forwards available on the open market unlikely to be lured to the club.

A-League rivals Western Sydney, Sydney FC and Newcastle are all looking to sign strikers, while Brisbane also need back-up for star man Jamie Maclaren.

Adelaide are back in official action on August 3, when they face Redlands United at Brisbane's Perry Park in the FFA Cup round of 32.

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