Zura leaves Newcastle

Newcastle Jets striker Edmundo Zura has left the club citing personal reasons.

Newcastle Jets striker Edmundo Zura has left the club citing personal reasons.

The Ecuadorian has struggled to settle in Australia and has decided to return home. He has requested a mutual termination of his one-year loan.

Jets CEO John Tsatsimas said the club understood Zura’s decision.

“It’s sad that we must say goodbye to Edmundo. He has obviously found a place in the hearts of our supporters and so it is unfortunate to see him go.

“However, we can understand that he misses his homeland, his family, and the way of life that he is comfortable with. It’s not easy to travel to another country and settle immediately, particularly when there is such a large language barrier there. So we would not stand in his way in returning to Ecuador, which is where he wants to be.

“We certainly wish Edmundo all the best for the future and hope that he continues his career in a positive way so that he can enjoy his football.”

Zura played nine games with the Jets but failed to score a goal during his time in the A-League. He has been capped seven times at international level.

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