Stefan Jankovic joins the Mariners!
The Central Coast Mariners have today completed the signing of young Serbian attacking midfielder Stefan Jankovic from OFK Beograd.
23-years old, Jankovic has spent his entire career in Serbia and will be another focal point for the Mariners attack this A-League season.
Jankovic spent time in many of the Serbian national youth teams, and has more recently played with Mariners youngster Joey Jevtic who headed to the Club last season.
Speaking ahead of his travels to Australia, Jankovic said he is looking forward to a new challenge and that he has heard plenty about the Mariners.
“I am very, very excited and looking forward to joining the Central Coast Mariners,” he said.
“I see it as a great opportunity and a very exciting challenge, and I am very eager to join my teammates and start training hard.”
“For the last six months Joey [Jevtic] was having my back in the midfield as I was mostly playing as a number 10 while Joey did all the hard work behind me and helped me and the team a lot.”
“Joey speaks a lot in superlative about the Mariners, and he speaks nothing but the best about the club that gave him an opportunity to come to Europe and build on his game.”
Mariners Head of Football Ken Schembri said the addition of Jankovic was an exciting one, and that he was a product of the Mariners overseas scouting processes.
“We are delighted to welcome Stefan to the Mariners and we are looking forward to seeing what he can do on the pitch with the rest of the team in early January.”
“Stefan was identified by the club’s official European scout, the same network that brought us Milan Duric.”
Jankovic will head to Australia soon to complete his mandatory quarantine period and join his new teammates.