Victory teenager signs with German club

Melbourne Victory teenager Christian Theoharous has won a move to Europe, signing with German club Borussia Monchengladbach.

Borussia confirmed the news on their website on Saturday morning (AEST).

"Christian Theoharous is a viable player. We are delighted that he has chosen Borussia,” Borussia's Director of the Talent Development Centre Roland Virkus said.

The 18-year-old impressed the German club during the 2018/18 Hyundai A-League season, where he made 18 appearances for Victory.

He produced a number of eye-catching displays off the bench for Kevin Muscat’s side and scored his maiden Hyundai A-League goal in the Round 23 5-2 win over Central Coast Mariners.

He also made five appearances off the bench in Victory’s AFC Asian Champions League campaign.

But an ankle injury suffered in the semi-final win over Sydney FC cruelly saw him miss the club’s Grand Final triumph against Newcastle Jets.

Theoharous is the third young star to depart Victory for an overseas club in recent times.

Midfielder Sebastian Pasquali moved to Ajax's youth side in 2016, while right-back Jason Geria left mid-season for a club in Japan.

Victory has yet to confirm Theoharous’ departure.

Monchengladbach have plenty of history with Australian players, with former Brisbane Roar flyer Kwame Yeboah also on their books, while Craig Moore, Mathew Leckie and Damian Mori have also played for the club.

They finished the recent Bundesliga season in ninth position.

Christian Theoharous and Jack Hingert