Western United have continued their recruitment ahead of their inaugural A-League season by signing former Western Sydney Wanderers skipper Brendan Hamill.
The expansion club, who will play out of Geelong, have confirmed the defender has joined after the end of his Wanderers contract.
Hamill, who played more than 100 games for the Red & Black across five seasons, said he was looking forward to joining his new club.
"After speaking to the coaches and staff at Western United, I was really impressed on how they are planning to make a huge impact in their first season of the A-League starting in October," he added.
"Having played in Melbourne a few years ago, my wife and I cannot wait to get back to start pre-season. I've matured a lot having played in South Korea for a number of seasons and then taking up a leadership role at the Wanderers."
The 26-year-old played every minute of both legs of Western Sydney's 2014 Asian Champions League final victory over Al-Hilal.
Hamill, who has also played in the A-League for Melbourne Heart, said he was excited to get the chance to play alongside Ersan Gulum who has signed for United as their inaugural non-visa foreign player.
The expansion club have announced two other signings over the past two days, with keeper Filip Kurto and winger Max Burgess both joining from Wellington Phoenix.
Meanwhile, Melbourne City have announced they have signed experienced defender Scott Galloway from Adelaide United ahead of the 2019-20 season.
The 24-year-old made his debut in the A-League in 2013, and has since Galloway notched up 128 club appearances as well as playing for Australia at U20 and U23 level.
Meanwhile, last year's minor premiers Sydney FC are 1/1 to win the Grand Final, while the Sky Blues are 11/5 to win in 90 minutes.
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