Former Celtic favourite Joe Ledley could be about to join Australian side Newcastle Jets – the same side Kenny Miller just moved to – according to a report from the Newcastle Herald.

Ledley – who was signed by Hoops boss Neil Lennon during his first stint in 2010 – has been without a club since leaving Charlton Athletic earlier this year.

Ledley during his Derby days

Ledley during his Derby days (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

The Herald say that Ledley is “in Jets’ sights” along with Aussie international fringe player Bernie Ibini.


Miller is likely to be aware of Ledley

What adds a little bit of intrigue to the story is the fact that former Rangers and Celtic man Miller just joined the A-League side as an assistant boss last week.

Jets are also managed by former Wales international Carl Robinson who played with Ledley between 2005 and 2009.

Miller and Robinson sit together

Miller and Robinson sit together (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Miller also had experience of coming up against Ledley for a number of seasons while playing in Scotland.

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At the age of 33, Ledley may feel that he still has a few more years left in him.

If he moves to Australia then he’ll join the likes of Gary Hooper, Scott McDonald and Jack Hendry in the A-League – although the latter looks like being injured for the foreseeable future.

Jack Hendry in action for Melbourne City

Jack Hendry in action for Melbourne City (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

Nevertheless, moving to Oz is becoming an increasingly neat way to finish your career.

Perhaps it’s the money. Or the weather. Or the lifestyle. Or a mixture of all three.

Whatever the case, it’s an inviting environment to wind down your playing years. Time will tell whether Ledley exercises that option.

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