Zahra Signs On Short Term Deal

Melbourne Heart FC has maintained its commitment to promoting local talent after signing Victorian Premier League Under 21 Player of the Year Adrian Zahra to a short-term contract.

Melbourne Heart FC has maintained its commitment to promoting local talent after signing Victorian Premier League Under 21 Player of the Year Adrian Zahra to a short-term contract.

A product of the Melbourne Knights, Zahra has signed for Heart on a four-week deal as a replacement player after impressing during his extended trial stint at the Club.

Capable of playing in midfield or defence, Head Coach John van ‘t Schip said Zahra is a valuable addition to Heart-s playing roster.

“Adrian has trained with the Club for a while now, and throughout this time, has shown great commitment and football ability,” he said.

“As a Club dedicated to developing youth, it is important that we provide opportunities for young Victorian players to make an impact and take the next step to the Hyundai A-League.

Having recently turned 20, Zahra joins fellow 2010 Victorian Premier League graduates Nick Kalmar, Kliment Taseski and Aziz Behich on Heart-s roster, highlighting the depth of talent in the State-s top flight division.