Adelaide sign van Dijk
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Adelaide United have boosted their AFC Champions League campaign by recruiting Dutch striker Sergio van Dijk on a short-term deal, the club announced on Thursday.

The Brisbane Roar striker will join the Reds on a six-month contract to incorporate the AFC Champions League group stage and a possible round of 16 appearance, a spokesman said.

Van Dijk, 27, is one of the best-performing foreign players in Australia's A-League with 25 goals in 49 appearances for Brisbane over the last two seasons.

"We've signed Sergio for the Asian Champions League which is great, he'll certainly bolster and strengthen our squad," Reds' coach Aurelio Vidmar said.

"He's got a fair bit of experience and he certainly knows where the goals are, so we're looking forward to his inclusion and doing his very best for us in the Asian Champions League."

Van Dijk will take up one of the Reds' three foreign spots on their ACL roster, with Vidmar having until 17 February to submit his final squad.

Adelaide United's opening match of the AFC Champions League will be against South Korea's Pohang Steelers at home on 24 February.