Perth Glory have snapped up former Socceroo left back Jason Davidson on a one year deal to bring him to the A-League for the first time.
Davidson was most recently on loan to Slovenian side Olimpija Ljubljana from Crotian club Rijeka after he was released early by Huddersfield Town.
He's previously enjoyed spells with in Portugal and Holland with Pacos de Fereira, Heracles Almelo, Groningen as well as time at West Bromwich Albion.
The son of former Socceroo Alan Davidson, he has also represented Australia at Under-20 level before making his Socceroos debut against Scotland in 2012.
He featured in all three of the Socceroos’ games at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, was a member of the 2015 Asian Cup-winning side and won 22 senior caps before falling out of favour.
Now he is targeting a return to international football via Perth Glory.
He now reunites at Glory with fellow 2014 World Cup defenders Matt Spiranovic and Ivan Franjic, as well as fringe Socceroos Dino Djulbic and Neil Kilkenny.
Davidson says he is excited to be working under a coach whose ambitions match his own.
“I spoke to Tony Popovic when I was overseas and the project that he outlined was very appealing to me and also for my wife and family,” he said.
“I want to get some consistency in my football, work hard and get back into the national team. I think Tony can give me that platform and I’m very excited to be here.
“I want to win titles and the quality of the players that have signed show that everyone here has that same intent.
“I’ve got to work hard and stay focused and I believe collectively, as a team, we can get the job done.”
Glory football director Jacob Burns hailed Davidson's arrival as bolstering an already strong squad.
“Jason is another high-quality, Australian defender who has forged a very successful career overseas and we beat off stiff competition from a host of clubs both here and overseas in order to sign him,” he said.
“He brings great ability, athleticism and a winning mentality."