The Central Coast Mariners and VfB Stuttgart have agreed terms for the transfer of Alou Kuol, with the young forward to join the German club at the conclusion of the A-League 2020/21 season.
Kuol joined the Mariners youth setup from Goulburn Valley Suns after a trial in 2019 and made his A-League debut last year against Newcastle Jets as the season resumed from the COVID-19 hiatus. He has made his mark on the A League this season by putting in some great performances as well as scoring seven goals in the A-League.
Mariners Head of Football Ken Schembri said the move is a great step for Kuol and is a sign of the strong work being done in the Mariners Academy.
“As a club we are very proud of Alou, and of having given him an opportunity through our Academy to make his mark on the A-League, and to now move to a big club in the Bundesliga,” Schembri said.
“Alou is a product of our scholarship program that is supported by a number of partners, including Anton Tagliaferro, and our thanks goes to all involved for their continuous support, especially Mike Charlesworth for his ongoing support of the club.”
“We believe that we have a number of youngsters coming through our Academy pipeline now who are capable of achieving great things in the future. On top of this we continue to scout the country for the best young talent available.”
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