Glory snap up ex-Liverpool youngster

Glory have beaten off stiff competition from a host of European and Hyundai A-League clubs to secure the services of highly-rated young midfielder Jake Brimmer.

The 19-year has spent the last three years with English Premier League giants Liverpool where he became a key part of their Academy side.

Born in Melbourne, he first rose to prominence with Nunawading City and also spent time in Football Federation Victoria’s NTC program before being spotted by Liverpool.

At international level, meanwhile, he has represented Australia at Under-17 and Under-20 level and was a part of the Joeys squad at the 2015 Under-17 World Cup.

A creative and dynamic central midfielder with an eye for goal, Brimmer was linked with moves to both Burnley and Kaiserslautern before deciding to join Glory and the club’s Head of Football, Jacob Burns, is delighted to have secured the teenager’s services.

“Jake is one of the brightest young Australian prospects and we beat off some stiff competition from clubs in both Europe and the Hyundai A-League to sign him,” he said.

“He’s an intelligent midfielder with a great passing range and technical ability who has the potential to be a massive asset to the club.

“We’re really excited to have him on board.”

Brimmer is expected to make his Glory debut in Tuesday night’s Westfield FFA Cup Round of 32 clash with Heidelberg United.