Wanderers secure German ace

Western Sydney Wanderers have today confirmed the signing of German striker Alexander Meier for the 2019/20 Hyundai A-League season.

With a career spent in the top two flights of German football, the towering goal-scorer will arrive in Western Sydney on Sunday morning ready to link up with his new Red & Black teammates.

The 2014/15 Bundesliga top scorer started his professional career at FC. St Pauli and Hamburger before making a name for himself at Eintracht Frankfurt.

At The Eagles, Meier was nicknamed the “God of Football” by the fans thanks to his ruthlessness and tenacity in front of goal, scoring 119 times over 300 matches for Frankfurt.

The prolific striker has won the DFB-Pokal Cup and spent five seasons playing with Wanderers midfielder Pirmin Schwegler between 2009-14.

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Meier said he was ready to give 100% to the Western Sydney Wanderers.

“I’m very excited to play in Australia and I can’t wait to go on the plane tonight,” said Alex speaking from Germany.

“Markus told me how professional the club is and that they are very ambitious, and it is a great club to play for.

“I don’t like to speak about myself, about what I can deliver, all I can say that is I will always give 100% on-and-off the field.

“The most important thing for me is that as a team we all stand for each other, in bad and in good times, and the better the environment we create, success can come from this.”

Meier fills the club’s final VISA player position and second marquee player allocation.