Adelaide United sign Holland on two-year deal

James Holland training for the Socceroos during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Source: Getty Images

A-League champions Adelaide United have secured the services of fringe Australia midfielder James Holland for two seasons.

The Reds have beaten several A-League rivals to sign Holland, 27, who has amassed 15 Socceroos caps and spent the past seven years playing in the Netherlands, Austria and Germany.

Holland, who was a member of Australia's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad but has since drifted from the thoughts of Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou, said he was thrilled to have finally found a new club.

"It feels really good to have signed with Adelaide United," Holland said.

"It's been a little bit of a long break since last season for me, but it’s great to finally put pen to paper with the reigning champions of the A-League. 

"Now that I'm part of this team, I'm here to win, and I want to be successful at the club."

Reigning A-League champions and premiers, United are also close to confirming the signing of Spanish striker Sergi Guardiola, who along with Holland, reportedly arrived in Adelaide on Tuesday night. 

The arrivals of Holland and Guardiola are a boost for the Reds, who start their A-League title defence on October 9, with Blacktown City's Danny Choi also set to join the club as an injury replacement for Marcelo Carrusca.

Source: SBS, AAP