Signing news: Mariners land former Newcastle striker Jair

Central Coast Mariners have confirmed the signing of Brazilian attacker and ex-Newcastle Jets man Jair.

Jair, 31, has joined the Mariners for the rest of the 2019/20 campaign having trained with Alen Stajcic's squad in recent weeks.

The Mariners boss revealed the club were close to clinching his signature following their 3-1 home defeat to Adelaide United on Saturday.

“Jair is a talented footballer, who has a proven scoring record in the Korean K-League and a number of other leagues around the world,” Stajcic told the club website.

“He has trained with us in recent weeks and fitted into the squad well, and now I am excited to see him as a part of our team and what he can bring to the table in the A-League.”

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“I am grateful for the opportunity that the coach and the club have given me now,” said Jair.

“It has been a time of evolution with everyone around me as I’ve trained with the team.”

“I feel comfortable working and achieving my ideal condition, and the opportunity is ahead to hopefully enjoy and build an impressive season with the boys.”

Jair
Jair scored two goals in 20 matches for Newcastle last season