Aston Villa have officially introduced the signing of goalkeeper Joe Gauci on a four-and-a-half-year deal from Adelaide United.
The 23-year-old will compete with Robin Olsen to function backup for Emi Martinez. Gauci’s arrival follows Filip Marschall’s departure on mortgage to MK Dons earlier within the January switch window.
Gauci is a highly-rated goalkeeper who has amassed 76 appearances for Adelaide since making his debut for the membership again in 2021. Through the present season, he has made ten A-League appearances for the Reds and has stored two clear sheets.
Gauci’s expertise has earned him two caps for the Australia nationwide workforce underneath supervisor Graham Arnold. His sturdy performances within the A-League season led to a call-up for the Socceroos within the Asia Cup, though he’s but to function in a match as AZ Alkmaar goalkeeper Matt Ryan captains the facet.
Former Adelaide supervisor and Villa under-21 boss Josep Gombau probably performed a major position in Villa’s pursuit of Gauci. Gombau, who spent 5 years in Australia and likewise labored because the Western Sydney Wanderers boss, has intensive expertise within the nation. Moreover, his collaboration with Ange Postecoglou within the nationwide workforce set-up could have contributed to Villa’s curiosity in Gauci.