Former Liverpool forward could sign for Aussie club.
Newcastle Jets are considering a move to sign former Socceroo Harry Kewell, according to Fox Sports.
Following the shock announcement that Jet’s leading goal scorer Ryan Griffiths is set to immediately depart to Chinese Super League club Beijing Baxy, the east coast club are desperate to find a replacement.
With only five games remaining in the season, the Jets clinging to hopes of reaching the finals and Kewell could be the man to fill Griffiths shoes.
Kewell has been open about his intention to return to an Australian club since his departure from Melbourne Victory last year. The former Leeds United and Liverpool star has left the door open for an Australian return after turning down an offer from China to resume his club playing career.
A reappearance for the Socceroos at the Football World Cup in Brazil is Kewell’s priority which would require him to return to club competition. Despite his intentions, the 34-year-old has so far turned his back on a contract worth $2.1 million over two years after his falling out with Melbourne Victory last year and has since not played an entire season.
The Jets would unlikely be able to acquire Kewell for the end of this season but he is a player they will be looking at to start the next season commenting that Kewell is ‘an option’.
Kewell has recently split with celebrity agent James Erskine, who was behind turning Shane Warne from cricketer to socialite, which could see Kewell return to long time manager Bernie Mandic and A-League competition.
“I would consider any offer. I’m open to all suggestions. I feel like I still have a few good seasons left. But whatever the decision is it has to be the right one for me and my family,” said the forward.