Newcastle Jets have signed defender Mohamed Al-Taay for the 2021/22 season.
A defensive utility, Al-Taay linked with Western Sydney Wanderers at the age of 16 and claimed their Y-League Player of the Year award in 2020.
According to Manager, Arthur Papas, the 21-year-old will add versatility to the squad.
“Mohamed is a player we are excited to welcome to Newcastle,” Papas said.
“He is an impressive young man with a monster mentality in terms of aggressiveness and competitiveness.
“He has played under Head Coach Arthur Diles at Western Sydney and he spoke highly about the player and the person, so I’m confident Mohamed will add to the environment we are putting together at the Jets."
Having had limited opportunities at the Wanderers, Al-Taay said he’s eager to impress.
“I’m excited to prove myself,” Al-Taay said.
“Newcastle is known as a town where people work hard and I believe I can fit that culture.
“I’ve spoken to Arthur about his philosophy and it will suit the way I play. I love pressing high, playing short and sharp balls and winning challenges. I’m ready for pre-season to get started.”