Venezuela’s Var­gas signs for Jets in A-League

The Borneo Post (Sabah) - - SPORT -

SYD­NEY: Venezuelan in­ter­na­tional Ron­ald Var­gas has signed a one-year deal with the New­cas­tle Jets in the Aus­tralian A-League, the club said on Satur­day.

Var­gas, 30, joins the Jets from AEK Athens sub­ject to a med­i­cal assess­ment.

The at­tack­ing mid­fielder made 122 ap­pear­ances for Bel­gian clubs Club Brugge and RSC Anderlecht be­fore play­ing 50 games for AEK Athens over two sea­sons.

Var­gas has 23 caps for the Venezuelan na­tional team since his in­ter­na­tional de­but in 2008.

“He’s an ex­cit­ing, in­ter­na­tional player with ex­pe­ri­ence in some of the finest leagues in the world and will of­fer a great deal to our play in the front third,” Jets coach Ernie Mer­rick said.

The A-League sea­son kicks off on Oc­to­ber 6. - AFP

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