We have signed midfielder Nick Kalmar on a short-term injury replacement contract.Kalmar has been cleared to join the Wanderers, effective immediately, and will commence training with the Asian Champions today.
Following a training ground injury to Kearyn Baccus, Kalmar comes in as injury replacement cover for Brendon Santalab before taking up an AFC Champions League Group Stage contract with the Club.
Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas said that Kalmar has been on the Club’s radar and it is an opportune time to bring him into the system before the hectic 2015 schedule.
“Nick is a quality player who we have been monitoring for some time,” said Tsatsimas.
“Kearyn’s injury is disappointing for the young man especially given his recent performances in the A-League and at the FIFA Club World Cup.
“We have the opportunity to bring in Nick Kalmar who is a quality acquisition and he is sure to serve us well in the lead up to what will be our club’s busiest schedule to date.”
Kalmar commences training today at Blacktown International Sportspark and will wear number 33.
Born: 15 October 1987
2010-2014 - Melbourne City (Heart) (70 apps)
NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers Hyundai A-League squad for 2014/15
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, 12. Nikita Rukavytsya 13. Matthew Spiranovic, 14. Kwabena Appiah, 15. Yianni Perkatis, 16. Jaushua Sotirio, 17. Romeo Castelen, 18. Iacopo La Rocca, 19. Mark Bridge, 20. Dean Bouzanis, 21. Martin Lo, 22. Seyi Adeleke, 23. Jason Trifiro, 31. Alusine Fofanah, 32. Daniel Alessi, 33. Nick Kalmar, 34. Golgol Mebrahtu, 35. Kearyn Baccus