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Ex-Barcelona, Duisburg and Dusseldorf defender joins Newcastle Jets

Former Barcelona B, MSV Duisburg, Young Boys and Fortuna Dusseldorf defender Tiago Calvano has signed with A-League club Newcastle Jets.

The 29-year old Brazilian is set to land in Australia at the start of July and the club is excited about his imminent arrival.

"It is always exciting to introduce a player with flair to our fans," chief executive Robbie Middleby said.

"This is unique for a defender but Tiago is confident on the ball and has a special talent that brings together Brazilian flair with German efficiency.

"The addition of Tiago, along with Jason Culina, Byun Sung-Hwan, Chris Payne and our many young new stars, leaves just one more position to fill - a goalscoring marquee striker."

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