Aussies Abroad: Aziz Behich signs in Scotland

Socceroos fullback Aziz Behich will pull on Dundee United colours this season, after sealing a two-year deal with the Scottish club. 

The 31-year-old will enjoy a fresh challenge after playing over 200 times in the Turkish Super Lig, where he first signed with Bursaspor in 2013. 

Behich joins the ever-growing contingent of Australians playing their trade in the Scottish Premiership, with national team representatives Kye Rowles, Lewis Miller, Aaron Mooy and Ryan McGowan amongst those to have recently secured moves to the league. 

He becomes United's fifth summer signing alongside fellow Aussie Mark Birighitti, who recently joined the club from Central Coast Mariners. 

The club finished fourth in Scotland last season and recently appointed Jack Ross as their Head Coach - a former manager of Behich's international teammates Martin Boyle and Jackson Irvine at Hibernian. 

"I'm very delighted to be here," Behich said in his first interview with the club, "it's all happened quickly if I'm honest." 

"From the first discussion I had it was somewhere I could see myself playing my football and I'm very glad and happy to be part of this club. 

"I've always been interested in coming to this part of the world, I've been in Turkey for nine years and also spent a year in Holland as well. I'm always interested in a new challenge. 

We've got a lot of boys from Australia in Scotland now they always speak about the football, and I think the style of football in this country will suit me really well.

"The club had some success last year and now with a chance of playing European football is something I wanted to be apart of, and hopefully we can achieve that this season." 

Dundee United kick off their campaign away to Kilmarnock on July 30, before they commence qualifying for the Europa Conference League on August 5.