Western Sydney Wanderers FC have today confirmed the re-signing of young gun Alessandro Lopane until the end of the 2024/25 season.
A bright spark in the Wanderers A-Leagues campaign last season, Lopane is a Wanderers Academy graduate and played his grassroots football at Sydney Olympic and APIA Leichhardt.
Lopane has been a familiar face in the Academy set-up having joined the Red & Black as a 12-year-old, working his way up through the ranks from the U13s up to the A-Leagues team.
The youngster has frequently represented the Red & Black in national team selections and was named in the Wanderers squad to play in the Suruga Cup in Japan.
Last Isuzu UTE A-League season, Lopane feature in 12 matches making five starts.
Head coach Mark Rudan congratulated Lopane on his new deal.
“A proud young Western Sydney boy, Alessandro has embraced and impressed in the opportunities we have given him in the first team set-up over the last season,” said Rudan.
“Alessandro is a Wanderers Academy graduate and we look forward to continuing to watch his growth and development over the next three seasons.”
Alessandro Lopane said he was delighted to be re-signing with his hometown club.
“It’s a great feeling as I know the coach believes in me and believes in what I can do,” said Lopane.
“I just want to show everyone what I’m capable of. Hopefully I can get a lot of goals and assists for him (head coach Mark Rudan) and the fans. I want to do as much as possible to help the team win games.
“We’re aiming for the Top Four this season. Hopefully we can make Finals and I just want to keep improving as a player, scoring lots of goals and getting lots of assists.”