Western United can confirm it has signed winger Christian Theoharous on a two-year scholarship deal ahead of the 2021/22 season.
The 21-year-old joins after having spent three seasons in Germany with Borussia Monchengladbach II, and has impressed while training with United over the past month.
“It’s an honour to play for such an ambitious club and the camaraderie around the group is special,” said Theoharous.
“You can see everyone involved in the club is motivated and wants to win, which is very infectious. I can’t wait to be playing in front of the fans this season.”
Despite his age, Theoharous has gained a wealth of experience throughout his time in Germany as well as in the A-League with Melbourne Victory.
Western United Head Coach John Aloisi has been impressed by Theoharous’ impact in training as well as his mix of experience, talent and hunger to improve.
“Christian has been absolutely first-class since he came in and has really made a big impression on the rest of the group,” he said.
“With everything he’s picked up in Germany and the experience he already has in this league, he will be a really valuable addition to our side.
“He can play on the wing or through the middle for us. He’s really skilled on the ball, works incredibly hard and is eager to keep improving. We can’t wait to keep seeing him grow in our shirt and contribute on the pitch this season.”
Theoharous made his A-League debut as an 18-year-old at Victory, playing a significant part in the 2017/18 season that ended with a Championship. He also played six times in the Asian Champions League.
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