Official: Western Sydney Wanderers sign first foreign players, landing Croatians Kresinger, Poljak

Tony Popovic now has 15 players to his squad after the capture of the two Croatians, who will add to his options in both midfield and attack

The Western Sydney Wanderers have landed their first foreign players, signing Croatian duo Dino Kresinger and Mateo Poljak.

Experienced striker Kresinger, 30, had been linked with the A-League's newest club for some weeks and joins from Prva HNL outfit HNK Cibalia, and arrived in Australia on Friday.

He scored five goals in 23 top-flight games last campaign, having spent his entire 11-season senior career in his homeland.

Dinamo Zagreb product Poljak arrives from fellow Croatian top-flight club Lokomotiva, where he has spent the last four seasons on-loan.

Like Kresinger, the 22-year-old midfielder is a former Croatia youth international.  Arriving in Australia on Monday, he made 24 league appearances in the 2011-12 season and scored twice.

"It's great to have the guys here, they are two guys that we have monitored for a while," Wanderers coach Tony Popovic said via club statement, with his squad now swelled to 15 names.

"Dino is someone that is the ultimate professional, he's been in the game for a long time and wants to do well in Australia.

 "Mateo is very technical and he has high aspirations to perform well in Australia, he sees this as a great challenge for him to have and be out of his comfort zone is something that he is looking forward to."

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