Elrich in action for the Wanderers in 2013.
Elrich in action for the Wanderers in 2013.

Foundation Wanderer’s return confirmed

FOUNDATION Western Sydney Wanderers defender Tarek Elrich has finally confirmed his return to the A-League club on a two-year deal.

The fullback made 11 appearances in his only previous season with the club which culminated in the Premiers Plate and a run to the grand final.

The 31-year-old spent the past five seasons with Adelaide United, playing 112 games and winning the premiership, championship and FFA Cup. He was also capped three times by the Socceroos.

Elrich, a Western Sydney local who played junior football with Parramatta Eagles, has been linked with a return to the Wanderers for several months.

He missed most of the 2017-18 season with a knee injury, "Both myself and my family are over the moon. I'm glad to be back where it all started for me," Elrich said in a statement.

"I'm going to work as hard as I can to cement my spot in the team.

"I've been playing and training for a few months and it's felt great and I've missed the game a lot so I'm actually really looking forward to putting on the boots again and playing in front of my friends and family."