Burns moves to AEK

Australian A-League side Adelaide United said on Wednesday that it had agreed to sell its national U-23 striker Nathan Burns to Greek SuperLeague outfit AEK Athens.

Adelaide chief executive Sam Ciccarello said Burns, 20, had been looking for overseas opportunities for some time.

"We respect and support Nathan's desire to compete in a European league and he most certainly goes with our very best wishes," Ciccarello said in a statement. "It has been wonderful for the club to have brought Nathan to Adelaide and to have been a key to his professional personal development over the past couple of years."

He predicted a big future for Burns at AEK, who came second in the Greek league last season.

Burns scored 11 goals in 54 appearances for Adelaide and earned a cap for Australia's senior national side last year when he came on as a second-half substitute against Singapore.