Player signing: Jair Eduardo lands in Newcastle

The Newcastle Jets are pleased to announce the signing of Jair Eduardo Britto da Silva, who will join the Club on a one-year deal for the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 season.

The Brazilian attacker joins the Jets following a short stint with Yanbian Funde FC in China League One.

The 30 year-old has spent much of his career in the K-League, including stints with Jeju United and the Jeonnam Dragons – netting 46 goals in 110 appearances in South Korea’s top flight competition.

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Jair also enjoyed loan stints with the Emirates Club in the UAE and Japan’s Kashima Antlers.

Jets boss, Ernie Merrick said the dynamic attacker was a welcome addition for the 2018/19 campaign.

“Jair has great experience, attacking flair and has played at a couple of Korea’s biggest clubs,” Merrick said.

“He’s been successful in a high quality league over an extended period, to have scored so many goals in a league as competitive and technical as the K-League is certainly impressive.

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“I’m really looking forward to how he can combine with the likes of Ronnie (Vargas) and Dimi (Petratos) to create goal-scoring opportunities.

“I’ve watched the way Jair goes about his business and I think he’s the sort of attacking player our fans can be excited about.”

Jets CEO, Lawrie McKinna said the signing was another coup for the Club as the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 season approached.

“This is something we’ve been working very hard on over the last few months,” McKinna said.

“We’ve made great progress as a Club in the last two years and Newcastle is now a place that players want to come and play football.

“It’s a credit to the work put in by everyone across the club, securing a signing like Jair reinforces the value of the inroads we’re making both on and off the pitch.”

Jair is expected to join the squad for his first full training session later this week.