China will likely be the following port of contact for Matthew Spiranovic, with the Australia defender announcing his Western Sydney Wanderers exit.
Australia international Matthew Spiranovic has left Western Sydney Wanderers to sign for Chinese Super League (CSL) strugglers Hangzhou Greentown.
Spiranovic, who has played 27 games for his country, ended his two-year association with the Wanderers on Friday, using the A-League club confirming his departure.
The central defender won the AFC Champions League with Western Sydney in 2014, while he was also part of the group that lost the 2014 A-League grand final to Brisbane Roar, scoring the opening purpose before the Wanderers succumbed 2-1.
“Matthew’s time at the Wanderers saw our club reach the heights in each the domestic competitors and AFC Champions League and he are going to be fondly remembered by the Wanderers faithful,” Western Sydney CEO John Tsatsimas mentioned inside a statement.
“We thank Matthew for his service and wish him the most beneficial of luck as he continues his profession in China.”
Spiranovic played 31 A-League matches for the Wanderers across two seasons, using the former Nuremburg, Urawa Red Diamonds and Al Arabi defender having signed with Western Sydney in October 2013.
“I had under no circumstances played professionally in Australia before coming for the Wanderers, so to encounter the most beneficial that football can supply when it comes to success and coaching and helping me realize my peak as a footballer when getting right here, following playing in countries like Germany and Japan, is anything that I will never overlook,” the 27-year-old stated.
Hangzhou will hope Spiranovic can help them back onto the winners’ list within the CSL with Yang Ji’s side sitting two spots above the relegation zone on the back of four losses in 5 matches.
“The Chinese Super League boasts countless great players that have been at the biggest clubs and leagues inside the globe,” Spiranovic said.
“Playing frequently against players such as Demba Ba, Robinho, Paulinho, Momo Sissoko, Elkeson and Ricardo Goulart is going to be a massive test and something that I look forward to.”
Spiranovic played for Australia at both the 2014 World Cup and 2015 Asian Cup, and played a crucial part in the Socceroos winning the latter.
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