MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 24: Victory goalkeeper Danny Vukovic throws the ball back into play during the AFC Asian Champions League match between Melbourne Victory and Shanghai Sipg at AAMI Park on February 24, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

After being granted a release from Melbourne Victory, Danny Vukovic has joined Sydney FC.

The 31-year-old sought an early release from his three-year deal with the Victory, on personal grounds, with his son set to undergo a liver transplant.

After confirming his departure on Tuesday morning, Vukovic has officially joined Sydney FC to be closer to his extended family.

“I feel privileged to have the chance to join Sydney FC and return to my home city at this point in my life,” Vukovic said.

“I’m extremely excited to be joining one of Australia’s iconic football clubs and am looking forward to getting started.

“I want to test myself and the competition for places and professionalism on offer at Sydney FC is second to none.

“Vedran is a fantastic goalkeeper, I believe we can push each other to our peak, and I’m eager to start training with him and working with Head Goalkeeping Coach John Crawley.

“Coming back to my home city is also a huge boost for me and my family for other personal reasons which will help me to perform at my best.”

Vukovic made 30 appearances for the Victory.