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Petratos to join Jets at season's end

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 25/01/2017 Ben McKay

Dimitri Petratos will make a shock defection from Brisbane to A-League rivals Newcastle in the off-season, citing family reasons.

The 24-year-old has agreed to a three-year deal to join Mark Jones' side, with the possibility his brother Kosta could also join from Perth.

Petratos won the championship with the Roar in 2014, and is likely to notch his 100th game before heading south.

He let club officials know of his desire to return to NSW months ago, and had only praise for the Roar, according to a club statement.

"I have loved every minute of my time at the Roar," he said.

"With my future sorted, the focus is now to contribute on the field and help Brisbane be successful this season."

Roar boss John Aloisi said he would have no issues picking Petratos despite his looming switch.

"It is clear that he remains committed to Brisbane," he said.

"I am sure he will continue to perform at a high standard and be an important player for our team in the coming months."

Petratos has two goals this campaign from 12 appearances.

His most recent effort - a howitzer free kick two weeks ago against Melbourne Victory - is a strong contender for goal of the season.

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