Adlung almost signed with the club last month before getting cold feet - now he is headed to the South Australian captial.

The 29-year-old played 287 games in Bundesliga 2 where he netted 29 goals with 42 assists.

Reds assistant Filip Tapalovic worked closely with the midfielder at his most recent club 1860 TSV Munich.

Reds general manager of football Ante Kovacevic last month confirmed the Adlung deal was almost done.

“He agreed to a contract,’’ Kovacevic told The Advertiser.

“Everything was heading the right way but his wife and he wasn’t keen on the idea of moving to Australia after they just had a newborn.”

Adlung told German media the same story.

“Marco (Kurz) would have liked me very much, but because of our three and a half months old daughter my wife and I decided against it,” Adlung told Sport 1 Germany.

Adlung is believed to be heading to Adelaide in the coming days for a medical.

More to come.