Wanderers sign Tanaka for ACL
Tanaka featured for Kawasaki Frontale in the J.League this season and can play on both the right and left sides of the back four – positions Tony Popovic's squad needed bolstering in.
The 28-year-old has signed for the group stage of the Champions League, as well as potentially the round-of-16 tie.
Wanderers chief executive John Tsatsimas believes Tanaka will have no problems settling in.
“Yusuke is a fantastic addition to our squad and brings a great deal of experience to the Wanderers,” he said in a statement.
“He is a talented and capable defender who can play either side of defence and having seen first-hand his work rate we feel that he will fit into both our style of play and our team culture very well.”
The Wanderers face Guangzhou Evergrande, Kashima Antlers and a play-off winner in Group H of the Champions League.