Vargas icing on cake for new-look Jets
VENEZUELAN international Ronald Vargas arrives in Australia today to take up a oneyear A-League deal with the Newcastle Jets.
The signing is a coup for the underdogs from the Hunter, as coach Ernie Merrick assembles an impressive squad.
Vargas, who left Greek club AEK Athens after last season, won three titles in Belgium for Club Brugge and Anderlecht.
The 30-year-old has also won 23 caps for his country, most recently in 2015.
Given Vargas’s pedigree, it is understandable Merrick is upbeat about his addition to the Jets for the 2017-18 season.
“To have a player of Ronald’s quality and experience join the club is massive for us,” Merrick said.
“He’s an exciting, international player with experience in some of the finest leagues in the world.”
Vargas joins new attacking signings Roy O’Donovan, brothers Dimitri and Kosta Petratos and Mario Shabow in a new forward line.