Newcastle Jets have secured the services of another player with news that striker Marko Jesic has penned a two-year deal.
The 21-year old becomes the fourth Jets player in the past week-and-a-half to sign a new deal, joining youngsters Sam Gallaway and James Virgili and key defender Nikolai Topor-Stanley, indicating that the Hunter club are keen to build a solid foundation with their current list.
Jesic, who leads the club with five goals this season, admitted he would rather be at the Jets than any other club in the league and was delighted to clinch a fresh deal.
“There is no place I would rather be. I am really excited about being here for the next two seasons and really looking forward to our future,” he said.
“I consider Newcastle my second home, it is a great City to live in and a great Club to represent.”
Jets Chief Executive Officer John Tsatsimas said the club was pleased another key signing had been completed ensuring a healthy future for the Jets.
“It was really important that we re-signed Marko. He has exhibited that he is not only a talented young player but also a mentally tough competitor after the adversity he has been through with injury and forms a vital cog in our wheel as we progress,” he said.
“Our future is really looking bright, as we have made some strong re-signings in the past weeks and we will continue to build our list with quality players that will give us every opportunity to challenge for honours next season.”