Wanderers sign departing City duo Melling and Clisby

The A-League transfer window continues to heat up at Melbourne City, with both Jacob Melling and Jack Clisby leaving to join Western Sydney Wanderers on two-year deals.

Just a day after Australia icon Tim Cahill joined City, along with Jose Rose - who joined from Central Coast Mariners, the Wanderers have pounced on the outgoing duo of Melling and Clisby.

Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic signed Clisby, 24, to cover the departure of full-back Scott Jamieson, who left for Swedish club IFK Gothenburg.

Meanwhile, the addition of midfielder Melling, 21, appears a good piece of business for the Wanderers.

While Clisby was largely unloved by City's fans, Melling's tenacious play made him a favourite at AAMI Park.

In a statement, he took a dig at his former club's ambitions and match-day atmosphere.

"It was time to move to a club that always aspires to be the best," Melling said.

"Playing against the Wanderers is very intimidating - especially in Western Sydney - and to play in that atmosphere, with that fan group behind me, will be an incredible experience."

Source AAP