Kerala Blasters have reached an agreement with A-League Club Newcastle Jets to sign versatile attacker Jaushua Sotirio for an undisclosed transfer fee. Sotirio has penned a two-year deal that will see him don the yellow and blue until 2025.
The Sydney-born attacker joins the club after plying his trade in the Australian First Division for many years representing clubs like Western Sydney Wanderers FC, Wellington Phoenix FC, and Newcastle Jets through his career.
A center-forward by position, Sotirio displays tremendous versatility, discipline, and mentality to lead the attack from anywhere across the front three.
Sotirio, a former AFC Champions League winner in 2013/14, has also made a combined 13 appearances for the Young Socceroos and Olyroos, including a winner against Indonesia in the AFC U-19 Championship.
Australian winger Jaushua Sotirio🇦🇺 joins the Men in Yellow for an undisclosed transfer fee from Newcastle United Jets✅🟡#KBFC #KeralaBlasters #ISL #IndianFootball #TransferNews #HalfwayFootball pic.twitter.com/EwtsaPBNfb— Halfway Football (@HalfwayFootball) May 16, 2023
Commenting on the signing of Jaushua Sotirio, Karolis Skinkys, Kerala Blasters Sporting Director, said, ”Jaushua Sotirio is an exciting addition to the KBFC squad, his profile and playing style gels very well into the brand of football we play as a club. We are confident that, Jaushua with his experience and skills would add more options to our plans in the upcoming season, I wish him the best of time with us at Kerala Blasters and hope he will show his best version in ISL.”
From the Land Down Under to God's Own Country! 🙌🏻— Kerala Blasters FC (@KeralaBlasters) May 16, 2023
Welcome to the squad, Jaushua! 💛
The Australian winger joins us on a 2-year contract.#SwagathamJaushua #Jaushua2025 #KBFC #KeralaBlasters pic.twitter.com/lNBa6hC9NY
Jaushua Sotirio said, ”A call-up from Kerala Blasters with the kind of role they had envisioned for me left me with very few doubts and gave me clarity about taking up this challenge of entering into a different league set-up.”
“I understand that Kerala Blasters FC has one of the most vibrant fanbases and football cultures across Asian football. I see it as a great honor to be able to represent them and rest assured, I will be giving it my all for the club. I can’t wait to meet my new teammates, coaches, and passionate fans.”
Following the extensions of newly promoted academy graduates over the last few weeks, Jaushua becomes the Club’s first signing of the summer.