Newcastle Jets have bolstered their attacking stocks for the 2017/18 Hyundai A-League season with the signing of brothers Dimitri and Kosta Petratos.
Dimitri Petratos, 24, will join the Jets from Brisbane Roar on a three-season contract commencing from next campaign, while his brother Kosta, 18, will also link with the Jets on an initial one-season deal from Perth Glory.
Despite only being in his mid-twenties Dimitri Petratos is a highly experienced Hyundai A-League attacker who is now in his seventh season in the competition.
All told Dimitri has made 122 Hyundai A-League appearances and scored 20 goals in the Hyundai A-League across stints at Sydney FC and Brisbane Roar.
Just a few weeks ago Dimitri fired home one of the best free kicks in Hyundai A-League history as Roar sought to mount a comeback away to Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park.
Joining his brother as an attacking option for Newcastle next season will be former FFA Centre of Excellence man Kosta Petratos.
Kosta made his Hyundai A-League bow for Glory last season and has featured twice for the purple-whites so far this campaign.
The pair will see out the current Hyundai A-League season at their respective clubs before joining the Jets for pre-season training midway through the year.
Newcastle Jets Head Coach Mark Jones said he is excited to work with both players.
“Dimitri will be a great asset to the Club,” Jones said. “It is good that some of the best players in the country want to come and play for the Jets.”
“Kosta is an emerging talent,” he continued. “I have always said that I am keen to work with the best young kids in the country to develop them into Hyundai A-League players and beyond.”