Crystal Palace sign Australia midfielder Mile Jedinak

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Jedinak played once for Australia at World Cup 2010

Crystal Palace have signed Australia midfielder Mile Jedinak on a three-year deal, subject to a work permit.

Jedinak started his career at Sydney United and has 25 caps for Australia, but had been a free agent since leaving Turkish side Genclerbirligi in June.

Palace boss Dougie Freedman told the club website: "Mile attracted interest from a number of clubs so I'm delighted he chose us."

The 26-year-old said: "I'm impressed by Dougie and what he wants to achieve."

He continued: "I cannot wait to get started. Crystal Palace has a fantastic heritage and I am looking forward to playing in front of them at Selhurst Park.

"Playing in the UK has always been an ambition of mine and I am totally determined to make my time here an absolute success."

The former Central Coast Mariners' player is Freedman's third signing of the summer, and the Palace boss said he had been keeping an eye on the Croatian-born player's progress.

"I've tracked Mile for some time since he was first brought to our attention by Tony Popovic and his contacts in Australia," Freedman said.

"He has a fantastic international pedigree and I know he will be a huge success."

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