Western Sydney sign Dutch winger Castelen
Western Sydney Wanderers have strengthened their squad for their Asian Champions League campaign by signing former Dutch international winger Romeo Castelen.
Castelen has joined the A-League outfit from Dutch top flight club RKC Waalwijk on a two-year contract and will be eligible to play in next month's ACL quarter-final against China's defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande.
"I am excited by the new opportunity," said the 31-year-old, who played 10 times for his country.
"The Wanderers is a great club, they have a great coach and a big fan base. I like to play in front of big crowds and I looked on the internet and saw how passionate the fans are.
"I am very much looking forward to being a part of the growth of the Wanderers."
The Wanderers have attracted a particularly passionate following in their first two seasons after being launched by the A-League as an expansion team in April 2012.
They have lost marquee player Shinji Ono, who helped them to the A-League final in both of their first two seasons, after the Japanese playmaker decided to finish his career at home.