Matus Holicek was offered his first professional contract and like his peers in the older age group he signed on the dotted line.
Holicek is another of many academy youngsters who has already earned international honours.
The talented attacking midfielder is a key player for his home country Slovakia at youth level.
Academy Director Aidan Callan believes he is one of several up and coming players who are exciting prospects for the future.
He said: "He joined as a 10-year-old and has progressed really well.
"He's a lovely, skilful midfielder player, I'd probably class him as a number 10 that plays just off the striker.
"We're working on him to add more goals to his game, we feel if we can get him in the box more and scoring goals then he is going to have a real chance."