NEWCASTLE Jets have officially added former Norwich and Ireland captain Wes Hoolahan to the squad.
The 37-year-old attacking midfielder, who captained the Canaries in the English Premier League and was their player of the season two years ago, has signed a one-year deal with the Jets.
He arrived in Newcastle on Wednesday, has undergone a medical and will train with the squad for the first time on Saturday. His likely debut will be a friendly against Hamilton Olympic on Thursday or the FFA Cup battle with Edgeworth on August 21.
The classy No.10 had been training with Cambridge United in England and played in a friendly against Glasgow Rangers a fortnight ago.
Although in the twilight of his career, Hoolahan is extremely fit and only retired from international football in 2018.
After 11 years in England, the lure of the Australian lifestyle is the driving force behind his move. His family are expected to joined him once settled.
Known for his finesse and creativity, the attacking midfielder made a name for himself during a 10-year period at Norwich, where he scored 54 goals and made 78 assists in 351 appearances, including four seasons in the English Premier League.
The left footer, earned 43 caps for Ireland, scored their opening goal against Sweden at the 2016 European Championship and wore the skipper's armband under Roy Keane.