Kittel signs on loan deal until end of season

Western Sydney Wanderers FC have tonight confirmed the signing of midfielder Sonny Kittel on loan from Raków Częstochowa until the end of the 2023/24 Isuzu UTE A-Leagues season.

The German-born midfielder arrives in Western Sydney after a prolific career in Europe which has seen him play eight seasons in the Bundesliga at Eintracht Frankfurt, Ingolstadt and Hamburg with over 270 appearances and 60 goals to his name.
Recently, Kittel has been playing for Polish professional side Raków Częstochowa where he has been a key component of their midfield in their domestic and European campaigns.
Kittel has both UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League experience and has also represented Germany at a youth level.

HAMBURG, GERMANY – JANUARY 30: Sonny Kittel of Hamburger SV celebrates after scoring his sides third goal with Louis Schaub and Lukas Hinterseer during the Second Bundesliga match between Hamburger SV and 1. FC Nürnberg at Volksparkstadion on January 30, 2020 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Head coach Marko Rudan welcomed Sonny to the club.
“We are delighted to have a player of Sonny’s quality join us for the remainder of our A-Leagues campaign and are eager to see he will bring to the group,” said Rudan.
“We wish him safe travels to Western Sydney and look forward to seeing him at the end of this week.”

AACHEN, GERMANY – APRIL 23: Mohamadou Idrissou (CR) of Frankfurt celebrates his team’s second goal with team mates Sonny Kittel (front) and Heiko Butscher during the Second Bundesliga match between Alemannia Aachen and Eintracht Frankfurt at Tivoli Stadium on April 23, 2012 in Aachen, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Kittel said he was excited for the new chapter of his career.

“I’m looking forward to a new league, new stadiums, new opponents and new teammates. It’s going to be exciting!” said Kittel.

“Australia has a strong league, Sydney is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the Wanderers supporters are well-known in Australia for a passionate fanbase.

“My family and I are happy about making this step and adding a completely new chapter to our football journey.”