ANTE Milicic’s recruitment for the Macarthur FC's debut season in the A-League, has been bolstered with the addition of Australian U/23 Olyroos midfielder Denis Genreau inking a three-year deal with the expansion club.
The 20-year-old French born, Australian attacking midfielder, made his debut in the A-League at the age of 17, before assisting the U/23 Olyroos qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, a first for the Olyroos in 12 years.
Beginning his professional career in 2016 with A-League outfit Melbourne City, before being loaned to Dutch first tier side - PEC Zwolle in 2018.
Making the most of his opportunity, Genreau impressed in pre-season and despite his young age, debuted in the clubs first game of the season. Featuring in 12 matches in the Dutch top league, Genreau returned to Melbourne City for the start of the 2019 season.
The exciting young midfielder caught the eye of national boss Graeme Arnold, who rewarded Genreau with a call up to the Olyroos’ Olympic qualification campaign.
In addition to the 6 caps for the Olyroos, Genreau has been included in several of Graeme Arnold’s Socceroo training camps, as part of the next generation of Socceroos.
Genreau expressed his excitement in joining the A-League newcomers.
“I’m extremely excited about joining Macarthur FC. To be part of the inaugural squad at the newest club in the A-League is a great honour.
“I’ve heard fantastic things about football fans in the region and can’t wait to hear the noise when we run out onto Campbelltown Stadium in our first match.” Genreau said.
Macarthur FC boss Ante Milicic added:
“Denis is the type of player you can build a club around. Quality player on the pitch and virtuous young man off it. I have kept a close eye on his career so far and believe he will be a great fit for our club.”