Transfer news: Ex-Jets goalkeeper joins former Victory defender at new club

Former Newcastle Jets goalkeeper Jack Duncan has officially signed for Saudi club Al-Qadsiah FC.

The former Australian U23 international left the club's pre-season training camp in Murcia, Spain earlier in the week to finalise the move.

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Duncan made 19 appearances for the Jets last season, keeping four clean sheets as Ernie Merrick's side reached the Grand Final for the first time in a decade.

He'll now link up with former Melbourne Victory defender Rhys Williams, who was signed by the Saudi club earlier in July.

“I made my A-League debut with the Jets, the club has given me so much,” Duncan said.

“This is a great opportunity to develop my career and one that I couldn’t pass up.”

Jets coach Ernie Merrick wished the 25-year-old well in an exciting new chapter for the Perth-born gloveman. 

“I’m extremely disappointed to lose Jack, but he’s been offered an opportunity that he wants to pursue,” Merrick said.

“At his age and with his ability, I think Jack has the potential to go onto big things and I wish him the very best with the next step in his career.”

The Jets continue their pre-season preparations with a match up against Saudi club Al-Fayha Wednesday night.

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In other Hyundai A-League transfer news, ex-Perth Glory midfielder Xavi Torres has signed for Spanish second division side Elche.

The Spaniard joined Glory from Sporting Gijon at the start of the 2017/18 campaign and made 24 appearances.