Signing news: Teenager earns Hyundai A-League deal with Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers have continued to put their faith in youth, confirming promotion of youngster Fabian Monge from the club’s academy to a Hyundai A-League scholarship contract.

Monge, who was a star in the club’s Foxtel National Youth League side which made the Grand Final, has inked a two-year deal starting from next season.

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A local junior, the 17-year-old played his youth football with Marconi Stallions before joining the Wanderers Academy in 2017.

“I’m a local, I’m from Bossley and I went to Bossley Park High School,” Monge said on the Wanderers’ official website.

“Transitioning from the Wanderers Academy to the Hyundai A-League will help continue my development and I’m really excited for the challenge.

“I know it’s a big step, but I’m ready to put in the work and I’m really grateful for the opportunity.

“To represent my local club and wear the Red and Black is a real honour, everyone in the team has been really welcoming.”

Coach Markus Babbel has blooded a host of youngsters in the Hyundai A-League this season, with the likes of Tate Russell, Tass Mourdourkoutas, Mathieu Cordier, Nick Suman, Mark Tokich and Abraham Majok all getting a taste in the first-team.

Monge, who scored on his Wanderers debut in the Foxtel Y-League, is also a current member of the Young Socceroos.

The Wanderers are next in action in the Hyundai A-League on Saturday, when they take on Central Coast Mariners at Spotless Stadium.