Socceroo Mark Milligan will remain with Melbourne Victory after signing a three-year deal with the A-League club.
The versatile 26-year-old spent time at the club on loan at the back-end of last season and new coach Ange Postecoglou said he offered the side plenty of value.
"Mark is an uncompromising player who provides great versatility to the playing group, as he's equally comfortable in defence as he is in central midfield," said Postecoglou.
"He left a real impression on the group during his time at the club last season and from that perspective we're delighted to have him back in a Victory shirt."
Milligan's signing completes Melbourne's squad for the upcoming season.
Milligan, who will begin training with the squad this week, played in the A-League with Sydney FC in 2005-08 and the Newcastle Jets (2008-09), before stints in China and then Japan.
He impressed on a 10-game stint on loan from JEF United.