Future Slovakian football star signs new long-term contact with Crewe Alex
By Ryan Parker
25th Jan 2023 | Local News
Crewe Alexandra have confirmed a future Slovakian football star has signed a long-term deal with the club - potentially running until 2027.
Matus Holicek celebrated his 18th birthday on Wednesday (January 25) - by putting pen to paper on a new contract.
The midfielder's agreement runs until summer 2025 and includes an option for a further two years.
Holicek told Crewe Alexandra's website: "I'm delighted and grateful to everyone who has supported me, my family, coaches, and everyone else along the way.
"It's very exciting and I just can't wait to put in more hard work and see where it takes me."
Holicek joined Crewe Alexandra at the age of nine and has shone when progressing through the ranks.
The Slovakian youth international is described as a creative and forward-thinking midfielder with an eye for goal.
Holicek was awarded his first professional deal as a 17-year-old.
The 18-year-old starred in the club's FA Youth Cup exploits this season - scoring four goals in three matches.
Holicek made his first-team debut in the Papa John's Trophy penalty shoot-out victory over Leeds United in November.
The midfielder has been among the Alex substitutes on numerous occasions for League Two fixtures.
Holicek he has joined fellow homegrown teenagers Zac Williams, Connor O'Riordan, Joel Tabiner, and Connor Evans, in committing their future to the club.
A Crewe statement read: "Everyone at Crewe Alexandra would like to congratulate Matus on his new contract, and wish him all the very best for the future."
NEXT UP: Crewe Alexandra host Stockport County on Tuesday 31 January - 7:45pm kick-off.
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