Melbourne Victory have snared ex-Brisbane Roar midfielder Jay Barnett on a one-year scholarship contract.
Barnett, an AIS graduate, made his Hyundai A-League debut with Roar in January this year and has made three appearances in the competition.
Barnett, 18, also played a key part in Brisbane Roar’s Foxtel Y-League-winning campaign.
“It’s a great honour to be joining a club of this size, and when I first heard of their interest in me, I had no hesitation in making the move,” said Barnett on Victory's official website.
“I see an opportunity here to progress and develop my game further, and I just want to play as many games for the club as I can.”
While Victory have added one youngster to their squad, another teenager has left the club.
Rahmat Akbari was on loan at Victory from Roar for the 2018/19 Season and has returned to his parent club.
The 18-year-old Afghan-born playmaker made 11 appearances for Victory in all competitions.