Melbourne City have confirmed the signing of Socceroo Alex Wilkinson for the remainder of the A-League season.

The 31-year-old, who has been capped by Australia 16 times, crosses from South Korean champions Jeonbuk Motors after a three-year stint.

Wilkinson returns to the A-League after 172 appearances for the Mariners, including the 2013 A-League championship.

“Alex brings with him a lot of experience, having played for the Socceroos and in club football in Asia, and his qualities will help strengthen our defence,” City coach John van't Schip said.

“He is an important addition to the squad having enjoyed success both in the A-League and abroad.”