Perth Glory have announced the double signing of Australian U/23 star Nicholas D’Agostino and New Zealand fullback Dane Ingham.
D’Agostino and Ingham were released by Brisbane Roar earlier on Tuesday, and have signed two-year deals with Tony Popovic’s Premiers.
Sydney-born attacker D’Agostino, 21, will add versatility to an already lethal looking Glory front line containing Andy Keogh, Chris Ikonomidis, Diego Castro, Joel Chianese and fellow recruit Bruno Fornaroli.
He spent four years at Brisbane but managed just 13 starts during that time, scoring three goals.
“I’m very excited and have come here to improve as a footballer,” D’Agostino told the club’s official website.
“Tony Popovic is a great manager who gets the best out of players, especially young players.
D’Agostino starred for Australia U23 in January’s AFC U23 Championship qualifiers, scoring two against Korea Republic
Ingham, 20, made his Roar debut aged just 17 years and five months in Brisbane’s AFC Champions League qualifier against Global Makati, of the Philippines, in January 2017.
The New Zealand right-back – who was born in Lismore but has been capped four times by the All Whites – made 19 appearances in three seasons for Brisbane.
“After such a good year, it’s clear that the club is moving in an upwards direction,” Ingham told the club website.
“That made my decision really easy when I found out that the club was keen to bring me over.”
Ingham – senior New Zealand international – made 19 appearances for the Roar in three seasons
Both players could make their debuts in Perth’s high-profile friendly against a full-strength Manchester United at Optus Stadium on Saturday, July 13.
“I’m a Manchester United fan, so I’d be very thrilled to be involved in that game if I can,” said D’Agostino.