Western Sydney Wanderers sign second Spaniard

Western Sydney Wanderers have added a second Spaniard to their roster with the signing of holding midfielder Dimas Delgado on a one-year deal.

The 32-year-old, who has considerable experience playing in Spain’s second tier, joins countryman Andreu Guerao Mayoral at the Wanderers.

Delgado hits Australian shores on Friday before linking up with his new teammates on Monday as the club prepares to host Brisbane Roar in the FFA Cup Round of 32 at Pepper Stadium.

Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas said securing Dimas showed that the club is committed to being an immediate threat in the league this season.

“We have had a very big off-season in terms of our recruitment, we believe that these new additions will have us in a very strong position leading into the coming season,” Tsatsimas said.

“Dimas has played in a top league in Europe his whole career and we know the calibre of player he is and that he can add another dimension to our midfield.

“We look forward to welcoming Dimas to our club and putting the final pieces together for a very strong Hyundai A-League season.”

Dimas started his career at lower league side Gramenet before signing for Barcelona reserves.

He had one season in La Liga with Numancia and then spent the past five in the Segunda with Numancia, Cartagena and most recently Recreativo Huelva, earning more 200 caps in both leagues.

The midfielder said he was looking forward to a great season with the Wanderers.

“I am very happy with the opportunity and I look forward to getting started with the Wanderers,” Dimas said.

“It will be a very nice experience for me and my family, I’m going to a great country like Australia and a great city and I will do my best to adapt to the city and the Club as quickly as possible.

“I wish we have a great season full of success.”