The midfielder was set for an end of season switch to Parma but he’s reportedly changed his mind.
Sydney FC coach Frank Farina says midfielder Terry Antonis wants to remain with the Sky Blues instead of signing for Parma.
The Young Socceroo had reportedly signed a contract with the Serie A club and was set to move to Italy this summer until a quad injury ruled him out of the Under-20 World Cup and placed the transfer in doubt.
It’s now believed Antonis wants to remain in his home country with Farina confirming the 19-year-old is hoping to wriggle out of the transfer, although whether he will be legally permitted to do that remains unclear.
“That’s still a bit of a curved one – he supposedly has a signed contract with Parma but he wants to stay now,” Farina explained to Fox Sports.
“Can he get out of it, or can he not? At the moment I’m not 100 per cent sure. The kid wants to stay, and I always said I thought he should.
“He was captain of the U20s and going to Parma, the world was his oyster. All of a sudden he tears a quad, he’s a way off (being fit) and no one from Parma has rung him.”
Antonis won’t travel with Sydney to their pre-season training camp in Italy as he continues his rehabilitation from the injury suffered a day before Paul Okon’s Australia squad left for the youth tournament.