Jaliens jets out of Newcastle for Melbourne City

Newcastle Jets and Kew Jaliens have resolved their stand-off with the former club captain set to join Melbourne City as an injury replacement.

Jaliens is the first of five senior players earmarked for the axe to agree to exit terms.

A number of alternative playing options were presented to the former Dutch international before an agreement was reached.

Jets new CEO Mitchell Murphy said he had moved swiftly to resolve the impasse that began almost three weeks ago.

“I had open and forthright discussions with the PFA (Professional Footballers Australia) today regarding a range of matters and the club is committed to amicably resolving the current situation," Murphy said.

“The fact that I met with the PFA within the first two hours of being in the office sends a clear message that we want to work towards an outcome, and Kew’s decision is proof of that.”

 Jaliens joined the Jets from Poland’s Wisła Kraków in 2013 following an established career in Holland’s Eredivisie.

Despite the recent turmoil at the club, the 36-year-old said he would leave the Hunter with fond memories.

“I had a great time here and there was a very warm welcome not only for me but also my family,” Jaliens said.

“That was really important for me, and from day one here they felt at home.”

“It was challenging working with a young squad, but it was also exciting for me.”

“Overall it’s been largely positive in Newcastle. I met beautiful people inside soccer and outside soccer, people who will stick in my friendship group, for sure.

“I move on to a new adventure, but Newcastle will always be in my heart and my family’s heart."