Jets statement regarding Harry Kewell

Newcastle had been in talks with Harry Kewell since February however the Club can confirm he won’t be at the Jets next season.

The Newcastle Jets had been in talks with Harry Kewell since February however the Club can confirm he won-t be at the Jets next season.

“Harry-s credentials speak for themselves and we were obviously interested in discussing the possibility of him joining the Jets,” CEO Robbie Middleby said.

"Negotiations progressed to an offer, but unfortunately Harry deemed it to be unsuitable for him and his family.

“We hope to see him playing in the A-League, because having players of his calibre competing in our league benefits all Clubs.”

The majority of the Newcastle Jets squad returned to pre-season training at Ray Watt Oval on Monday morning, as they begin their preparations for the 2013/14 A-League season.

CLICK HERE to see a photo gallery from Monday's session.