Newcastle Jets swoop in for Jeronimo

​Phil Stubbins has pulled off his first major transfer coup since taking over as coach at the Newcastle Jets, luring Jeronimo Neumann from Adelaide United to the Hunter Stadium.

Jeronimo, 28, was the Reds' joint leading scorer last season with nine goals, despite Josep Gombau often opting for Bruce Djite at centre-forward.
The Argentine made 16 starts compared to Djite's 17, and often found himself deployed out wide rather than his preferred central attacking role.
Having signed until the end of the 2015-16 season, he is likely to be first-choice up front for the Jets, who have lost last season's golden boot winner Adam Taggart to Fulham.
"Phil (Stubbins) contacted me to tell me the ideas he had for the club and I was excited to be part of it," Jeronimo said in a statement.
"My job is to score goals and give 100 percent for the team every time I am on the field, so hopefully myself and my teammates can help Newcastle finish in a strong position on the table.
"I am very happy to join the Jets and I’m looking forward to getting started and doing my best for the fans."
Jeronimo will link up with fellow Argentine and another ex-Adelaide man in Marcos Flores.
The playmaker, on the comeback trail from a serious knee injury, joined Stubbins' side after being released by the Central Coast Mariners earlier this year.
The Jets have also brought in Ecuadorian forward Edson Montano to compete with Joel Griffiths and James Virgili in attack.
"Jeronimo is a very interesting player because he can play in numerous positions," said Stubbins, who was once assistant coach at Adelaide.
"I see him as a second striker who can chip in with a very good goal return and I think he'll complement the other strikers that we've got in Joel Griffiths and Edson Montano very nicely.
"He certainly comes with a good reputation and we believe he will only enhance the culture we're building here.
"Speaking to him face-to-face, he's very excited to join the Jets and I'm sure our members are looking forward to seeing what attributes he can bring to Newcastle."
Earlier this week the Hunter Stadium outfit announced the signing of defender Sam Gallagher, having also brought in Adrian Madaschi and Jonny Steele.