Fresh from a stint with the Wollongong Wolves in the TeleChoice Premier League, Giraldi has signed a six week contract to cover for the absence of injured attacker, Brendon Santalab, one of three Sydney strikers currently out of action for the club.
?When you take injury replacements then you don?t bring in kids that you want to trial that you don?t know anything about,? said John Kosmina. ?You want to replace a like for like preferably and Santa?s got a bit of experience, so does Dezi.?
The move to Sydney FC will see Giraldi re-unite with former coach, Kosmina, who mentored the Illawarra product during his time at Adelaide.
?It makes the transition a little bit easier because, knowing the coaches and some of the players, so I wasn?t as nervous coming in,? Giraldi explained.
While he?s only on a short-term contract, the 22-year-old is excited to have another crack at the Hyundai A-League, and keen to make the most of his time with Sydney.
?It?s my turn to have a change of luck, I?ve had such bad luck in the last two years, I guess this is my turn and I?ll try and make the most of that, fingers crossed.?
Kosmina added, ?I brought Dezi in because he was available, but also because he?s a very good player, I rated him while I was in Adelaide, he?s had a bit of misfortune with injuries and things but now he?s got himself healthy and it?s a good opportunity for him.?
Giraldi made his debut for Sydney FC Sunday?s Pre-Season Cup loss to the Central Coast Mariners.
The club is still considering short-term replacements for injured marquee star, John Aloisi and American midfielder, Mike Enfield.