Renegades have come in, signing him to add some more experience to their list alongside Finch, Shaun Marsh, Nic Maddinson and Kane Richardson.
“It’s something I’m really looking forward to and I’m very excited to officially be a Renegade,” Wells said. “I think it’s a great list that’s coming together. From my side, it’s really exciting and a great challenge to come across and try to build some success. There’s a good mix of experience and some really good youth coming through, so hopefully we can get on the board early and take that momentum forward.
“‘Sos [Shaun Marsh] is one I’ve played with previously and someone I’m looking forward to reuniting with and playing alongside again. There’s a few guys I’ve played a fair bit of cricket against over the years – it will be nice to be on the same team as guys like Finchy, Maddo and Richo, to name a few.
“Playing in the Melbourne Derby is something I’m really looking forward to. To get a massive crowd there, it always makes it better and it’s always exciting when the fans are out and making some noise.”
“We identified a need for a player with Jon’s skill-set to bolster our middle order,” Rosengarten said. “He’s a smart cricketer with a proven ability to adapt his game to whatever the team requires when he’s out in the middle.
“This off season, we’ve been really targeted with our list management approach. We see both Jon and Tom Rogers playing important roles for us.”
The overseas player draft takes place on August 28.
Melbourne Renegades squad: Nic Maddinson (capt), Zak Evans, Aaron Finch, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Mackenzie Harvey, Shaun Marsh, Kane Richardson, Tom Rogers, Jon Wells