Jets snap up Dinamo dynamo

Newcastle Jets have snapped up left back Ivan Vujica on a two-year deal with the Croatian youth-capped left back joining the club after spending time in Dinamo Zagreb's youth setup.

The Sydney-born defender was pleased to make the move the the jets and hopes to begin a first-team career as soon as possible.

“I am very happy that my move to the Jets has been completed,” Vujica said.

“It has been quite a long process to return to Australia and play in the Hyundai A-League, but the Jets have worked hard to bring me to the club and I am thankful for that.” 

“I already know Mateo Poljak and Steven Ugarkovic well, and they have told me good things about the club, team and city, so I am looking forward to meeting my new teammates this morning.” 

Vujica added: “This is a great opportunity for me to be part of a senior squad, but I haven’t come here only to develop, I have come to play my part for the first team in the Hyundai A-League as soon as possible,"

Newcastle Jets Head Coach Scott Miller believes Vujica possesses qualities that will complement the Jets’ squad for campaigns to come.

“Ivan has been well educated technically in Croatia and has an aggressive, dynamic style which we believe will help our group both physically and tactically,” Miller said.

“He [Vujica] has been part of a full-time environment at Dinamo Zagreb, playing for the under 19s but training with the first and reserve teams, and from our analysis he rates very favourably statistically compared to his peers in games,” he said.

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