The Western Sydney Wanderers have received a boost ahead of their vital final round game against Adelaide United with goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic inking a new deal that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2022/23 season.
The 30-year-old shot stopper has arguably been the form player for the Wanderers this season and has been rewarded with a bumper four-year contract extension, the longest ever deal offered by the club.
The Cecil Hills resident has made a league-leading 108 saves this season, 27 more than the next best in the competition and has played every single minute of the season so far.
The Croatian-born goalkeeper had attracted interest from Italy, Greece and Belgium on the result of his performances this season but agreed to remain with the Wanderers for the long-term.
“There are some exciting things planned for this club and I just want to be a part of it,” said Janjetovic , who made the cross-town switch from Sydney FC in December 2016.
“I’m happy to be a part of the future and I’m looking forward to seeing what unfolds in the coming years.
“The whole season I feel like I’ve been improving and I’m growing as a player every week.
“Nothing made more sense than staying at the Wanderers.”
Western Sydney (33 points), who host Adelaide United next Sunday, know a home win over Adelaide will secure sixth spot and a finals place for the fifth time in their six-season history.
However, a draw or loss could have them overtaken by either Brisbane or Perth Glory (both 32), who clash at nib Stadium next Saturday.