Australian defender Yianni Nicolaou has signed a one year deal at English League Two side Salford City, with the option to extend.
The 19 year-old has joined the newly promoted club following a successful trial. He joins fellow Australian Cameron Burgess and former Melbourne City head coach Warren Joyce at Salford.
The youngster is in good company, joining a side who have achieved promotion in four of their last five seasons and are 15th after five matches in the English fourth division.
The club is famously part-owned by Manchester United's 'Class of 92' teammates Phil Neville, Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and most recently, David Beckham.
Nicolaou has played almost 30 matches for Marconi Stallions in the NSW NPL Men's competition as well as in the Round of 32 of the 2018 FFA Cup.
He has a storied upbringing in the youth systems in Australia starting out at the Football NSW Institute of Sport and Westfield Sports High before joining Marconi.
The defender represented Australia at the AFC U-16 Championships in 2016 in which Australia were knocked out at the group stage.
He is expected to be spending some time with Salford City's youth setup that also boasts 'Academy 92', a university begun by the clubs owners to offer degrees for players to build life skills outside of football.