A-League newcomers Macarthur FC have signed Socceroos goalkeeper Adam Federici on a two-year deal.
Federici - who has 16 caps for the Socceroos and most recently played for Australia in 2016 - joins the Bulls after a two-season spell with English Championship club Stoke City. The 35-year-old NSW south coast product is Macarthur's third signing after winger Tommy Oar and young midfielder Denis Genreau.
"Adam's knowledge and experience in the top European leagues will be invaluable to our squad," coach Ante Milicic said.
"The opportunity to strengthen our roster with someone of Adam's ability and professionalism doesn't come around often."
Federici left Australia as a teenager to play overseas and enjoyed a long career in England in the Premier League and Championship, predominantly at Reading.
Next season will be Federici's first in the A-League.
"To be able to come back to Australia and play football, not only at a start-up club, but also only 90 minutes from where I grew up is something I could not pass on," he said.
Meanwhile, coach JP de Marigny won't rush to restore imports Simon Cox and Pirmin Schwegler to the Western Sydney starting line-up even though time is ticking on their A-League finals hopes.
Marigny hinted the 33-year-olds may be employed as bench impacts for a second game when Wanderers host Wellington at Bankwest Stadium on Friday.
Both were influential in the last half-hour of their 1-1 draw with Central Coast on Monday.