Melbourne Victory promote goalkeeper Mattei

Melbourne Victory have added young goalkeeper Sebastian Mattei to their senior list.

Melbourne Victory have added young goalkeeper Sebastian Mattei to their senior list.

The 19-year old gloveman comes off the National Youth League squad and will undertake a one-year deal with the Victory.

This off-season has seen the Melbourne club completely turn over their goalkeeping stocks with young gun Mitch Langerak off to Germany and Glen Moss joining Gold Coast United. Michael Petkovic was signed from Turkey and now Mattei will get his chance as number two and he was delighted to now be in the senior ranks.

“It’s amazing, I’ve always dreamt of being a professional footballer and now I can say that I am – although it hasn’t really sunk in yet. But I’m sure it will when we run out against Sydney FC next weekend,” Mattei said.

“Having seen first-hand how hard Mitch Langerak worked last season and just how much he achieved, I’m really looking forward to taking this opportunity with both hands.”

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