Heskey and Jets deal sorted


Ex-England striker Emile Heskey is reported to have agreed terms on a one-year deal worth around $1 million to join Newcastle Jets.

Pending a medical, the 34-year-old is poised to become the A-League club's latest marquee signing.

Heskey, who was released by Aston Villa, met with Jets CEO Robbie Middleby and Troy Palmer, CEO of the Hunter Sports Group, in the UK over the weekend to go over the finer points of an offer.

After initial trepidation, the former Liverpool forward embraced the idea of completing his career in Australia where he would be in line for a head-to-head battle with Italian legend Alessandro del Piero in the round two A-League clash at Allianz Stadium.

With 62 England caps – and just seven goals to show for them – Heskey is unlikely to break any A-League scoring records, his main strengths being his ability to create openings and hold the ball up.

However, he has scored 151 league and cup goals in 696 games in English football.

Source SBS