Western Sydney Wanderers defender Brendan Hamill has signed a two-year deal with the Asian champions.
Hamill, 22, joined the club in June last year after stints at Melbourne Heart (now City) and Seongnam and a loan spell at Gangwon.
A thigh injury ended Hamill's campaign in March, but he had shown enough to earn a contract until the conclusion of the 2016-17 season.
"Brendan is the type of player that we want love seeing at our club," Wanderers chief executive John Tsatsimas said in a statement.
"He's talented, he's a local boy, he has a terrific attitude and he is passionate about the community.
"Brendan fits into Western Sydney Wanderers in regards to both our club values and playing style.
"We're delighted that Brendan will be with us for a further two seasons."
Hamill said the opportunity to stay with the Wanderers was too good to turn down.
"I'm excited and grateful for the opportunity the club has given me and I can't wait to work hard and bring back the success that the club had in its first two-and-a-half years,” said Hamill.
"I love being here. My mum, dad, auntie and uncle have been members since before I joined the club and it’s part of what makes the Wanderers so special.
"We're a family club, we're a community club and we're a winning club. It makes a combination you can't say no to."
The Wanderers face Guangzhou Evergrande in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday, needing a win and for the Kashima Antlers-Seoul to be a draw.comments