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Nov 08, 2018   |  4:21AM AET

Young Gun signs contract extension

Young Gun signs contract extension

The Western Sydney Wanderers are proud to announce the contract extension of talented young midfielder Kosta Grozos for the next two Hyundai A-League seasons on a senior contract.

The 18-year-old joined the Wanderers Academy in 2016 and went on to score eight goals in 23 appearances in his first season at the club.

Last season, the Kingsgrove-born local was named the Wanderers’ NPL Player of the Year after returning from injury to net 11 goals in 13 impressive matches and was part of the Wanderers Championship winning Foxtel Y-League squad.

The gifted midfielder was also recently part of the Young Socceroos squad that travelled to Indonesia to play in the 2018 AFC U19 Championship but returned home after sustaining a knee injury.

Grozos said he was grateful for the opportunities the Wanderers have given him so far and is driven to make his mark over the next two seasons at the Red & Black. 

“It’s an unbelievable feeling that I’ve never felt before in my entire life, signing my first senior contract, and to have another two years at the club is amazing,” said Grozos.

“For my goals, I would like to play in as many games as I can for the club and hopefully we can qualify for the Asian Champions League next year as well.

“The coach (Markus Babbel) just wants the best from us and for us to leave everything out on the pitch.

“All of the experienced boys that have played at the highest level like Oriol Riera, Alex Baumjohann and Roly Bonevacia, everything I watch and everything they do, I take into account in everything that I do.”

Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas said he was proud to see another graduate from the Wanderers Academy break into the first-team.

“I am very proud to see Kosta Grozos, who has come through our Academy system at the Wanderers, sign his first senior contract with the club,” said Tsatsimas. 

“This is a prime example of the foundations we’ve put in place with our Academy to create players for the future to represent the region of Western Sydney.

“We wish him all the best in his recovery and we can’t wait to see him back on the field wearing the Red & Black.”