Melbourne Victory have announced the signing of midfielder James Troisi on a season-long loan deal from Serie A club Atalanta.
The Australian, who is co-owned by Atalanta and Juventus, will make his A-League debut this season after eight years playing in Europe.
Troisi has struggled to establish himself in the Serie A since making the move from Turkish side Kayserispor, where he played regular football.
Victory coach Ange Postecoglou believes Troisi's experience will allow him to thrive alongside Archie Thompson and Kosta Barbarouses in his side's attack, with one eye on a place in Holger Osieck's squad for the 2014 World Cup.
"Throughout his time in Europe, James has shown that he has the talent and attributes to compete at the highest levels of club football," he said. "At just 25, James is in the prime of his career, so we are extremely excited about what he will bring to Melbourne Victory.
"He obviously has a desire to get back into the Socceroos set-up, and there's no better way to state his case than to have an impressive A-League season."
Victory's international marquee signing Pablo Contreras arrived in Australia on Monday night and both players are expected to link up with their new team-mates ahead of the pre-season clash with Western Sydney Wanderers in Tasmania on Sunday.