Western Sydney Wanderers have signed Kerem Bulut and Sam Gallaway for the AFC Champions League kicking off at the end of February.Bulut is a fast and skilful striker who made his name in Australia with nine goals in 11 matches for the Australian U19 team that came runners up at the 2010 AFC U19 Asian Cup before going on to score in the FIFA U/20 World Cup in 2011.
At 22 and hailing from Western Sydney, Bulut will have the opportunity to reignite his goal scoring form that had him pinned as one of the Socceroos of the future at a club in his own backyard.
Also 22, Gallaway, a Coffs Harbour junior and product of the Australian Institute of Sport, will join the Club after negotiating a release from the Newcastle Jets.
CEO John Tsatsimas was very positive about both signings in the lead up to what will be a busy four months for the Club.
“Last season we got the chance to add to our roster before our first entry into the Champions League and that is exactly what we are doing now with the signing of some new and very exciting young players,” said Tsatsimas.
“We welcome both Sam and Kerem to a new phase of the football career and have no doubt they will enjoy their time at the Wanderers and provide vital contributions to the rest of our current season”.
Both Bulut and Gallaway will only be eligible for the ACL 2015 campaign which commences in late February.
Born: 3 February 1992 (22)
2013, 2014 – Akhisar Belediyespor (12 app)
2013 – Karsiyaka SK (10 app)
2010-2013 – FK Mlada Boleslav (23 app)
National Team appearances
U/20 Socceroos (11 apps / 9 goals)
Born: 15 March 1992 (22)
2010-2015 – Newcastle Jets (44 app)