Former Socceroos attacker Nikita Rukavytsya is returning to the A-League Men, adding extra firepower to Western United’s attack.
The dashing former Perth Glory and Western Sydney forward, who has 23 international caps, replaces striker Aleksandar Prijovic, who has departed by mutual consent.
Rukavytsya, 36, has come back to Australia for the upcoming season after playing in Israel for the past eight years, mainly at Maccabi Haifa, and is set to form a potent combination with young gun Noah Botic.
He has also previously played in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.
“Nikita is a fantastic signing for us. He has shown his ability to score and assist at a high rate across the world and we look forward to him bringing his talent into our team,” coach John Aloisi said.
“His experience in big leagues and competitions across the world will be important for us and we are equally buoyant about…