Dundee United sign goalkeeper Mark Birighitti from Central Coast Mariners

Dundee United have signed Australian goalkeeper Mark Birighitti from A-League side Central Coast Mariners for an undisclosed fee.

The 31-year-old former Swansea goalkeeper has signed a two-year deal with the Scottish Premiership side, subject to international clearance and work permit.

He told the club’s official website: “It’s a long way from home, but I’ve played in Europe before in England and the Netherlands and I’ve always wanted to come back here.

“There is no better place to do it than Dundee United and I am really looking forward to the start of next season.

“When I heard that United were interested, it was a no-brainer. I said yes right away.”

Birighitti has spent most of his A-League career after starting at Adelaide United and has been with Newcastle Jets, Italian side Varese and Dutch club NAC Breda.

Birighitti, who has made one senior appearance for his country, is United’s third summer signing under new manager Jack Ross following the previous arrivals of Dylan Levitt and Steven Fletcher.