Soccer star signs deal with Brisbane Roar

SOCCER prodigy Devante Clut, 18, has joined A-League club Brisbane Roar.

The Green Valley boy moved to Queensland to trial with the bold move paying off.

Brisbane Roar scouted the youngster seeing him as a player of rich potential.

Clut hasn't played in the A-League top squad in the competition rounds so far this season. But he did play against Sydney FC, Melbourne Victory and Central Coast Mariners in the pre-season games.

Players contracted to A-League clubs not selected in the top team and who are under-20 then play in the National Youth League.

Clut's first game in the NYC is this Saturday, October 26, against Melbourne Victory at Goodwin Park, Brisbane. The midfielder said while he didn't get selected for the Roar's opening A-League games he will keep working and learning.

Clut played junior representative level with Southern Districts Soccer Football Association and his junior club sides were Smithfield RSL, Canley Heights RSL and Freeman Sports.

He also played with Parramatta FC Eagles in the NSW Premier League.

Clut said playing for the Brisbane Roar is a "wonderful opportunity".

"They are a strong club and very professional," he said.

"It's always been an ambition of mine to play in the A-League."

Clut — a year 12 student at Westfields Sports High School — is a star in the soccer program run by Trevor Morgan.

Clut said he will finish his HSC by correspondence. His father David said his son had worked hard to get a chance with Brisbane Roar.