The pursuit of regular first team football will see Helensburgh product Aaron Calver make the switch from Sydney FC to A-League newcomers Western United at the end of the campaign.
Sydney FC announced on Tuesday that Calver would depart the club after seven years suiting up in Sky Blue.
He will move to Melbourne to link up with United as they prepare for the club's first season in the A-League in 2019-20.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time playing for Sydney FC but I feel the offer of regular first team football at Western United is something I need to take,” Calver said.
“I’ve had a fantastic journey at Sydney FC and learned an enormous amount.
“I look forward to finishing off the season on a high and claiming another Hyundai A-League Championship medal.”
Calver has made 44 A-League, four FFA Cup and seven AFC Champions League appearances since making his debut as a 16-year-old in 2012.
He is the fourth player to be signed by United for next season.
Fellow defenders Josh Risdon and Connor Chapman have already penned deals at the club alongside Greek international Panagiotis Kone.
“I’m very excited for the opportunity to be a foundation player for Western United FC," Calver said.
“I can’t wait to get down to Victoria for the start of pre-season, to help contribute to bringing success on the pitch, and also to play a part in building a culture in which the community of western Melbourne can be proud.
“For now, I’m still fully focused on finishing the season off strongly with Sydney, and hopefully I can go out a winner.”
Calver will see out the current season with Sydney FC as they look to add another A-League Premier Plate in 2019.
The Sky Blues currently trail leaders Perth Glory by six points on the A-League ladder.