Central Coast Mariners have signed teenage goalkeeper Tom Glover on a loan deal from Premier League side Tottenham.
Glover, 19, has been at Tottenham since 2014 after moving to England from the Sutherland Sharks.
The Australian made a number of appearances for Spurs' U18 side in 2014/15, and even made his debut for the Under 21's that season.
He most recently played for the Olyroos in Myanmar last week, before signing a deal with the Mariners in search of some senior football.
“For me this is an important next step in my career and I’m excited to join the Mariners,” Glover said. “It’s been a long time coming because I’ve been in talks with Paolo [Mariners coach Paul Okon] for a couple of months now and it’s great to have everything confirmed.
“It’s important to get some first team experience and games under my belt – I’ve been playing in the under 23’s at Tottenham and I think to go on loan now is the next step for me.
"Paolo is willing to give me that opportunity and I want to take that chance with both hands. I worked with Paolo at Young Socceroos level for two years, he is a brilliant coach. His style of play is the way I like to play: playing out from the back, using my feet.
Tom Glover has joined Australian side Central Coast Mariners on loan until the end of the A-League season. Good luck, Tom! pic.twitter.com/bF0MbggxHw— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 25, 2017
“I’ve been quite fortunate at Tottenham to spend time with the first team set up over the past two seasons, so I’ve seen that side of the football world which every kid dreams about. Travelling around Europe, flying to games in private jets – every kid dreams of it and I’ve been lucky enough to have a little taste.
“Like Hugo [Lloris] and Michel [Vorm] show in the English Premier League they are two fantastic goalkeepers and learning under them has only made me a better goalkeeper so I’ve improved a lot over the past two years.
“My big aim is to play as many games as I can and help the team do well."