The NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers today announced the signing of Nigerian Seyi Adeleke on a one-year contract for the upcoming Hyundai A-League season.
The Lagos born left-footed defender will arrive in Australia after spending the beginning of his professional career in Italy and Switzerland following his signing with Italian giants SS Lazio in 2009.
Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas said the signing of Adeleke fills out this season’s foreign player contingent but also highlights the Wanderers rich multicultural diversity.
“It is great to finalise our foreign player contingent with the signing of another young and versatile player,” said Tsatsimas.
“We operate in a global marketplace and Adeleke’s signing indicates that we will look at all opportunities to improve our squad to truly reflect the region we live in.
“Adeleke is young, has a strong football pedigree and will significantly add to our roster. We look forward to welcoming him to the Wanderers family.”
Adeleke will link up with the Wanderers in the coming weeks to commence preparations for the start of the Hyundai A-League 2014/15 season which kicks off on 10 October against Melbourne Victory at Etihad Stadium.
Born: 17 November 1991
Position: Left-back, Left-midfield
2009-2014 SS Lazio (Italy) 24 apps
2013-14 (loan) FC Biel-Bienne (Switzerland) 13 apps
2012.13 (loan) Salernitana Calcio (Italy) 6 apps
2011-12 (loan) Pergocrema (Italy) 17 apps
2007-10 Flying Sporting Academy (Nigeria) 42 apps
U20 National Team (Nigeria) 7 apps
U17 National Team (Nigeria) 6 apps
2011 FIFA Under 20 World Cup
2010-11 Primavera Cup Winner
2009 Nigerian Youth Cup Winner
2008 African Under 17 World Cup Qualifiers
2008 Nigerian Youth Cup Winner
NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers Hyundai A-League squad for 2014/15 season: 1. Ante Covic, 2. Shannon Cole, 3. Daniel Mullen, 4. Nikolai Topor-Stanley, 5. Brendan Hamill, 6. Antony Golec, 7. Labinot Haliti, 8. Mateo Poljak, 9. Tomi Juric, 10. Vitor Saba, 11. Brendon Santalab, 13. Matthew Spiranovic, 14. Kwabena Appiah, 15. Yianni Perkatis, 17. Romeo Castelen, 18. Iacopo La Rocca, 19. Mark Bridge, 20. Dean Bouzanis, 23. Jason Trifiro, 31. Alusine Fofanah, 32. Daniel Alessi, 34. Golgol Mebrahtu, Seyi Adeleke (number TBC)