Newcastle Jets are pleased to announce the signing of Spanish midfielder Mario Arqués for the upcoming Isuzu UTE A-League season.
Arqués joins the Club having spent the majority of his career playing in Spain, and more recently, the Ukraine Premier League, Indian Super League and Malaysian Premier League.
The 29-year-old midfielder was a product of the famous Villarreal youth academy and featured for Elche in the La Liga while also being a consistent feature for the Segunda B sides of Valencia and Sporting Gijon.
While Arqués has a proven ability to create goals with his passing, he’s also managed 17 goals from his professional career to date.
Manager, Arthur Papas said; “I’ve known about Mario since he played in the Indian Super League.
“He is an elegant player who always wants the ball, has the ability to dictate the tempo of the game, and provides a very strong presence on set-pieces. We are looking forward to having him join the Jets.”
Arqués said; “I’m very excited to be a Newcastle player and to give my everything in my upcoming season.
“I’m really thankful for the Club putting their trust in me…I’m looking forward to developing my game and learning from Arthur and all my teammates.
“My goal is to give 110% every game for the team and work hard every day to help get the team to the top.”