Western Sydney Wanderers FC have today confirmed the signing of striker Stefan Nikolic on a two-year scholarship contract.
Nikolic has been promoted from the Wanderers Academy and has been with the Red & Black for the last three seasons, working his way up from the U15s to the National Premier League 1 first grade team.
The 17-year-old has been a prolific striker for the Academy and has scored 52 goals over the last three years.
Nikolic also had a deal agreed with Celtic but due to uncertainties surrounding the current global pandemic, the striker has chosen to stay with his hometown club, the Wanderers.
The forward said he was looking forward to making the region and his mentors proud.
“Getting this scholarship contract is a massive achievement for me and I want to make sure I do everyone in the West proud,” said Nikolic.
“What I bring to the team is a lot of goals, I like to score and I like to assist my teammates.
“One of my biggest mentors at the Wanderers has been Shaf Sagol (U16s head coach), he gave me the freedom to express myself in the front third in the club’s U15s where I scored 36 goals in one season.
“Wanderers Academy Technical director Ian Crook has also helped my development and given me some good advice, as well as Dean Heffernan who has been a top mentor to me.
“I’d like to break through into the first team and score a few goals, I just want to give my all for the members and fans.”