The Sydney-raised 18-year-old midfielder has impressed at youth level with Udinese, scoring nine goals and providing four assists last term for their Primavera side.

He also made his first-team debut for Udinese in the 2016-17 pre-season against Slovenian club Olimpija Ljubljana.

Armenakas reportedly had interest from two other Serie A clubs, along with Dutch club FC Twente but opted for Tubize, with the lure of first-team football.

Udinese also confirmed that Armenakas has renewed his contract with the Serie A outfit until June 2019.

California-born Armenakas represented Greece at Under-17 level in 2014, before accepted a call-up from Australia to be part of the Joeys set-up later that year.

Armenakas, who spent time at Sydney Olympic as a youngster, represented Australia at the 2015 Under-17 World Cup.

The teenager has spent time with Bolton, Brescia, Watford and Udinese in recent years.

Armenakas told FourFourTwo in September that he was thriving in Europe.

"It’s been a really great experience sharing the field with some amazing football players and coaches," he said.

β€œMy skills have improved and tactically the Italian game is helping me grow. My goal is to continue to grow as an individual and help my team succeed. I really look forward to the future.”

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