The 26-year-old left back, whose wife is Croatian, signs with Rijeka after being frozen out at newly promoted Premier League club Huddersfield Town.

Davidson underwent a medical with Rijeka earlier in the week, with the club confirming the deal on Tuesday evening (AEST).

The Melbourne-born defender, who hasn't represented Australia since 2015, said the deal was a step forward in his career, with a view to playing European football.

"I'm very excited, this is a new chapter in my career," Davidson told the club website. 

"Signing for Rijeka is a step forward in my career. 


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"Rijeka won the championship, played in the Champions League and will now play the Europa League. 

"This is a real challenge and a step forward. It's a great opportunity for me and the team to prove themselves against big teams like Milan."

Rijeka missed out on UEFA Champions League qualification last week after a 3-1 aggregate loss to Greek champions Olympiacos.

The Croatian champions have been drawn with AC Milan, AEK Athens and Austria Vienna in the Europa League group stage which starts in mid-September.

Davidson hasn't played for Australia since the 4-0 win away to Bangladesh in November 2015

Davidson joined Huddersfield in 2015 but struggled in his first season at the Terriers and was loaned out to Dutch club Groningen last term where he made 22 appearances.

Among Davidson's previous clubs are West Bromwich Albion, Heracles and Pacos Ferreira.

The 22-time Socceroo is currently out of the Australia equation, sitting behind Brad Smith, Alex Gersbach and Aziz Behich in the pecking order at left-back.

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