Signing news: Wanderers secure young gun

Western Sydney Wanderers have signed 18-year-old defender Keanu Baccus to a senior contract for the next two Hyundai A-League seasons.

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A product of the Wanderers Academy, Baccus will be elevated from the club's Foxtel National Youth League/Playstation 4 NPL 2 sides, where he has served as co-captain.

The Kings Park local made three Hyundai A-League appearances in the 2016/17 season and was a member of the Young Socceroos side that took part in the AFC U19 Championships in Bahrain last October.

Keanu Baccus

Comfortable at both right-back and in the centre of midfield, Baccus will link up with older brother Kearyn, forming what will be the Wanderers’ first-ever Hyundai A-League brother pairing.

Baccus said he was excited about being given the opportunity by the club.

“It means a lot to be finally be rewarded. I’ve wanted this since I was little,” he said.

“Growing up in Blacktown and now playing for a Club like the Wanderers with such a good supporter base, it’s something I’m very grateful for.”