Australian defender Dylan Murnane has signed a two-year deal with Finnish club IFK Mariehamn.
The former Melbourne Victory fullback had spent the past 15 months with Norwegian second division club Kongsvinger after leaving the A-League.
Murname has now agreed a two-year contract, with the option for a third year, with the Veikkausliiga side.
The 22-year-old told FourFourTwo the attraction of IFK Mariehamn was strong.
"It's a gateway to a bigger club and league, also challenging for European playoffs," he said.
"The club has a good record of moving players on to the Swedish top division, as it is located closer to Sweden than Finland. Also at my age I wanted to enable myself to get as much game-time as possible, which I think I can achieve.
"The club is relatively small, though it won the league in 2016 so has some ambitions."
Nicknamed Grönvitt, or the Green White, IFK Mariehamn finished fifth in 2017. It won the league last year and the Finnish Cup in 2015.
In the past four years the club has played in the Europa League qualifiers twice and once in the Champions League qualifiers.
IFK Mariehamn offered Murname a contract after he impressed in trial games.
"He showed good quality during the training week," club director Peter Mattsson said in a statement.
"We got our picture of Dylan confirmed and he performed so well that there were no question marks to offer him a contract proposal. It also feels important that we have been able to sign contracts for several seasons with Dylan so that we can build the squad in the long run.
"He is a young player who has the future ahead, although he still has quite extensive experience of senior football at senior level."