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Caravella joins Jets in A-League

By AAP .
23 January 2013 12:45PM EST

NEWCASTLE have signed midfielder Zenon Caravella from Adelaide United for the rest of the A-League season and 2013/14, the Jets announced on Tuesday.

Caravella, Adelaide's reigning player of the season, was released by the Reds to join Newcastle.

"I am really excited to be joining the Jets and grateful that (coach) Gary (van Egmond) has given me this opportunity during the season," Caravella said in a statement.

"I have always found that the Jets have a never-give-up attitude and I'm looking forward to being a part of this club and playing in front of the Newcastle fans."

Van Egmond welcomed Caravella as an important addition to his side.

"We are really happy to acquire Zenon, not only for this season but for next season as well," van Egmond said.

"Zenon will be a great acquisition because of his technical abilities and the way he works in a game but, just as importantly, for his great leadership."

The Jets are Caravella's third A-League team after Adelaide and Gold Coast United.

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