West Sydney Wanderers have addressed their hunt for a new striker with the addition of veteran Alexander Meier – bringing to an end their interest in Danny Graham.

The A-League side had contacted Rovers about the possibility of signing Graham which would have required him to be released from his deal at Ewood Park which runs until next summer.

Graham has started just two of Rovers’ seven Championship games, scoring from the spot in the win over Middlesbrough last month, but Tony Mowbray has stressed the importance of the 34-year-old to the Rovers team.

And with Graham settled at Rovers, Wanderers turned their attentions to Meier, who topped the Bundesliga scoring charts in 2014/15.

Now 36, Meier was a free agent and teams up with German counterpart Markus Babbel, a former Rovers defender, who is in charge of the A-League side ahead of the new season which starts next month.

Meier scored 119 times in over 300 games for Eintracht Frankfurkt who he left in 2018.

“I’m very excited to play in Australia,” Meier told his new club’s website.

“Markus told me how professional the club is and that they are very ambitious, and it is a great club to play for.

“I don’t like to speak about myself, about what I can deliver, all I can say that is I will always give 100 per cent on-and-off the field.

“The most important thing for me is that as a team we all stand for each other, in bad and in good times, and the better the environment we create, success can come from this.”