Western Sydney Wanderers FC are proud to announce the signing of Socceroo Matthew Jurman on a one year deal.
The Dapto Soccer Club junior arrives in Western Sydney following a three year stint playing for two of Asia’s biggest clubs Korea Republic’s Suwon Samsung Bluewings and Saudi Arabia giants Al-Ittihad.
The Western Sydney local returns to the Hyundai A-League with a wealth of experience during his two seasons in the K-League 1 with Suwon where he made 36 appearances before moving to Saudi Arabia and playing 18 matches for three time AFC Champions Al-Ittihad.
Having played in over 120 matches in the Hyundai A-League, Jurman has been part of three Championship winning sides.
The experienced defender was recently named in Australia’s 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and has represented the nation on eight occasions.
Jurman said he was excited to play for the Wanderers in front of his family and friends.
“I spoke with Markus (Babbel) many times and those conversations showed that he wanted me at the club, how I fit into his plans and how he wants me to play,” said Jurman.
“I want to win and I’m hoping that the team that Markus has put together this season is one that can do well and get to the top.
“The past three years overseas has made me a lot stronger, not having familiar surroundings makes you mentally stronger and I’ve had some great experiences and come back a better player.
“Having a support base around me again is going to be exciting – I have a lot of family and friends in Western Sydney so it is exciting to be back and to play in front of them for the Wanderers."