Western United sign Serbian striker Aleksandar Prijovic
Western United has added another high-profile international to its squad with the signing of Serbian international striker Aleksandar Prijovic on a multi-year deal.
Prijovic has enjoyed a prolific career-to-date across Europe and the Middle East and will add another dimension to Western United’s attack.
The 31-year-old has played topflight football in multiple countries, scoring nearly 150 goals in close to 400 professional games across his club career.
Ahead of his move to Western United, Prijovic said he is eager to meet his new teammates and get to work ahead of the new season.
“I’m very happy to come to Australia and look forward to experiencing new things by playing football in a new country and in a competitive league,” he said.
“I know there is lots of quality in the A-League; lots of good players and many good teams and I’m looking forward to competing against them.
“I’m confident I can come in and help the team to score goals and win games and hopefully we can challenge for titles in the future.
“I’m coming to an ambitious club with big plans and I am motivated to work together with all the players and coaches, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Western United Head Coach John Aloisi praised Prijovic’s continuity at the highest level and said it is a big plus to have the striker coming in with confidence and form on his side.
“What we love about Aleksandar is his consistency in scoring goals regardless of where he has played and his desire to continue to add to his tally with Western United,” he said.
“He has played at the highest level for club and country and has impressive pedigree and success, leading the scoring charts in Greece with PAOK and a number of Champions League matches under his belt.
“We have strengthened other areas of the squad really well, but we were still looking for another option up front, and we’re really happy to add Aleksandar’s qualities to our side with his goal scoring, aerial prowess and hunger to succeed.”
Prijovic has played and scored in both the Champions League and the Europa League, while his list of honours includes two league titles in Poland with Legia Warsaw and a Greek Super League title with PAOK Thessaloniki.
Despite playing youth football for Switzerland – the country of his birth – Prijovic has made 13 senior appearances for the Serbian national team, including scoring the all-important winner that secured his nations qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, whereby he was able to make an appearance at the most recent pinnacle of world football.
Western United memberships are now on sale for the 2021/22 Isuzu A-League Men season.