Melbourne City FC secures Ramy Najjarine until the end of the 2021/22 season


Melbourne City FC can today confirm that promising attacker Ramy Najjarine has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the Club until the end of the 2021/22 season.

The 19-year-old has flourished since joining the Club in 2017, enjoying a breakout 2018/19 season where he made 13 appearances for the first team before netting his first Hyundai A-League goal.

Najjarine has continued from where he left off last season, playing an important role for Head Coach Erick Mombaerts’ side in the 2019/20 preseason and City’s FFA Cup campaign.

Melbourne City FC Head of Football, Michael Petrillo said: “We are delighted to be able to retain Ramy for at least the next three seasons as we believe he is one of the most talented young players in the country.”

“He has continued to flourish under Erick’s mentorship, and we see him becoming a very important player for our Club moving forwards.”

Speaking on his contract extension, Ramy Najjarine said: “I’m really looking forward to this next stage in my career, to keep pushing for a regular spot in the starting XI and to keep improving myself as a footballer.”

“I’m extremely thankful to the Club for showing their faith in me and for helping me grow both as a footballer and as a person.

“We’re in the midst of an exciting period and I’m looking forward to what the future holds.”

A product of the Football NSW institute program, Najjarine joined Melbourne City from Western Sydney Wanderers’ youth ranks in July 2017.

The talented youngster is an attacking midfielder, who combines his exquisite skill set with his raw speed and power.

Najjarine made his senior debut for Melbourne City when he came off the bench as a second half substitute in City’s Round 5 clash with Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium in the 2018/19 season.

In Round 27, Najjarine netted his first senior goal for the Club, with a spectacular effort from range in City’s 5-0 win over Central Coast Mariners at AAMI Park.

The left-footer has shown glimpses of his ability at the senior level and will be looking to have another breakout campaign as he looks to etch himself as a regular starter in Mombaerts’ starting line-up.