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Wes Hoolahan Agrees Deal With Austalia’s Newcastle Jets

Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan has reportedly agreed terms on a one-year deal that will see him join A-League outfit, Newcastle Jets. 

According to reports, the 37-year-old has flown to Australia to finalise a deal that will see him turn down a move to League Two’s Cambridge United – who he has been training with during the pre-season since his release from West Brom.

During his last season at The Hawthorns, unfortunately, Hoolahan enjoyed very little in the way of game-time, appearing on just ten occasions for The Baggies.

2018 FIFA World Cup Playoff Second Leg, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 14/11/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Denmark Republic of Ireland's Wes Hoolahan

A fan-favourite at international level, Wes managed to earn himself 43 caps in the green jersey and despite being a late-bloomer in the Ireland setup – played a key role in some of the most memorable moments the nation has been a part of in recent years – most notably their memorable Euro 2016 qualifying campaign and later their time in the tournament.

Known for his finesse and creativity, this next chapter in his career should see him enter his twilight years with a fresh new challenge in the blossoming Australian football league.

With the one-year deal set to finalised with Wes now over in New South Wales, we should expect an official announcement shortly.

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