Newcastle Jets have signed young defender Ivan Vujica from Dinamo Zagreb on a two-year deal.

The 19-year-old left back was born in Sydney before moving to Croatia in 2011 to play for Dinamo Zagreb's youth side, while also representing Croatia at youth level.

“I am very happy that my move to the Jets has been completed,” Vujica said.

“It has been quite a long process to return to Australia and play in the Hyundai A-League, but the Jets have worked hard to bring me to the club and I am thankful for that.”

“I already know Mateo Poljak and Steven Ugarkovic well, and they have told me good things about the club, team and city, so I am looking forward to meeting my new teammates this morning.”

“This is a great opportunity for me to be part of a senior squad, but I haven’t come here only to develop, I have come to play my part for the first team in the Hyundai A-League as soon as possible."