Wanderers sign German defender

Western Sydney Wanderers have confirmed their third foreign import, with German defender Jerome Polenz signing for Tony Popovic.

Western Sydney Wanderers have confirmed their third foreign import, with German defender Jerome Polenz signing for Tony Popovic.

Polenz arrived in Australia on Saturday and has started training with the Wanderers this week at Blacktown International Sportspark.

The 25-year-old is the Wanderers' 16th signing, having previously played for Werder Bremen, Alemannia Aachen and Union Berlin, and also represented Germany at junior level in both the U19 and U20 squads.

“I-m happy to be here and happy to be a Wanderer,” Polenz said.

“It is a big challenge for me, I need to look at what is happening around training and I-m very excited about the upcoming season.

“The football is different in Germany, I will have to adapt to the Australian way but am looking forward to taking on the challenge,” he added.