Highly-rated Australian defender Aleksandar Susnjar has joined seven-time Slovak champions MSK Zilina on a sixth-month loan from Mlada Boleslav.
The 22-year-old centre-back links up with the Fortuna Liga outfit in search of regular first-team opportunities in Europe.
Susnjar, who debuted for the Caltex Socceroos in March, has already been earmarked as a potential leader among Jaroslav Kentos' youthful squad.
He will wear the number 16 shirt vacated by David Hancko, who was snapped up by Fiorentina in June.
"Even before I came here I learned about the history of Zilina, which is really rich," Susnjar told his new club's website.
"It's the most successful club in the league and although it currently has a young team, the guys work hard in every training session, which I like.
"It's definitely a step forward for me. I'm at a club with high ambitions."
Born in Perth, Susnjar was named on Australia's preliminary 32-man list for the FIFA World Cup™ in Russia.
The left-footer came to prominence with a string of impressive performances for the Olyroos at the 2018 AFC U23 Championship.
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