• Anthony Kalik in action for Australia U21 (Getty Images)
Graham Arnold has signed promising Australian midfielder Anthony Kalik from Croatian club Hajduk Split on a loan for the next A-League season.
1 Sep 2017 - 8:30 PM  UPDATED 1 Sep 2017 - 8:30 PM

The Sydney FC coach will reunite with the teenage talent he had signed four seasons ago for Central Coast.

The 19-year-old moved a year later from Gosford to the Croatian giants but had failed to establish himself, leading to his return to Australia.

"Anthony is a talented young attacking midfielder who I expect to thrive in our environment," Arnold said on Friday.

"Anthony is young, fast, creative and I'm looking forward to watching him develop further this season.

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"Anthony knows there is a lot of hard work ahead as he joins this great squad of players."

Before linking up with Arnold at the Mariners, Kalik was a junior with the Sky Blues.

He said he was really thrilled to re-join his home-town team.

"I'm a Sydney boy through and through and, having spent time here previously, I know what is in store.

"I know there is a lot of hard work to be done in joining Australia's best team, but I'm up for the challenge and can't wait to get started."