Former Sydney FC star joins K-League club

Former Sydney FC and Newcastle Jets midfielder Ali Abbas has joined K-League outfit Pohang Steelers.

The 29-year-old former Iraqi international confirmed the move on his Twitter account on Thursday afternoon. 

Abbas spent four seasons with Sydney FC, playing 68 times in the Hyundai A-League, and featuring three times in the Westfield FFA Cup. The former Newcastle Jet also played in four AFC Champions League games for the club.

Hyundai A-League transfer wrap for 2015/16

The midfielder was released from the Sky Blues just under a fortnight ago in order to 'pursue an overseas opportunity'.