Perth Glory has continued its signing spree with the addition of a Socceroo.
Former Western Sydney Wanderers centre-back Matthew Spiranovic has signed a one-year deal and becomes the second former Wanderer to link up with new Glory manager Tony Popovic since his arrival at the club was announced.
Spiranovic will add depth and experience to a Perth Glory side which conceded 50 goals last season – second only to Wellington (55).
Having appeared 35 times for the Socceroos, Spiranovic links up with Perth after spells in Germany, Japan, Qatar, Australia, and China.
His last club was Hangzhou Greentown in China where he made 49 appearances between 2015-17, before heading west to Perth.
"I'm really happy to have signed with Perth Glory, it's great to be back in Australia playing football," said Spiranovic.
"It's fair to say Popovic has had a big influence on my decision to come to the club, he's a fantastic coach with a winning mentality.
"It's a new challenge, this club has a rich history and I'm going to help this team in any way I can to bring success back to Perth."
Football director and former Perth Glory midfielder Jacob Burns believes the signing of Sprianovic is a major coup for the club.
“Spiranovic brings a lot of class and composure to the side, he’s someone that is very comfortable on the ball and can play both in defence and midfield," said Burns.
“He has a fantastic pedigree having been involved with the Socceroos since 2008 and is another quality acquisition to the team.”
Keep an eye on Perth this pre-season – they’re expecting to announce more signings in the near future.