Santalab signs on for two more

The NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers are pleased to announce that striker Brendon Santalab has signed on for an additional two seasons.

The NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers are pleased to announce that striker Brendon Santalab has signed on for an additional two seasons.

The 31-year-old, who joined in August from Chinese Super League club Chongqing Lifan, has had a promising start to his time at the Wanderers featuring in all matches this season including starting in the last two wins against Adelaide United and Melbourne Heart.

A proven goalscorer and livewire in the attacking third Santalab has shown a desire and commitment to the Red & Black this season which earned him an extended stay.

Delighted with the new contract, Santalab said the Wanderers is a perfect fit.

“It-s fantastic to sign with the Wanderers, I-m happy I-m going to be here for the next two and a half years,” said Santalab.

“It-s been an amazing start already; we-re undefeated after five games and I-ve been part of the squad each week so for myself, the team and the club it-s great.”

Having joined the Wanderers during the pre-season Santalab jumped at the chance to extend his stay.

“It was not a difficult choice to re-sign with the Wanderers, we-ve got fantastic fans, an unbelievable coach and when you-re working under Tony Popovic and he offers you a new contract it makes the decision easy.

“Popa has changed me in many ways already; my work rate and things at training I-ve really improved and he makes people better footballers and better people.

Popovic wasn-t the only thing on Santalab-s mind when he put pen to paper.

“The supporters are one of the first things you think about when you-re offered something like this.

“You think of your fans, you think of the club as a whole, your teammates and your coach and at the moment all of that is top shelf so I-m delighted to have signed up.

“I-ll keep plugging away, keep getting better, improving working hard and keep the wins coming for the Wanderers.”