Emerton heads home to Sydney

Emerton, 32, was free to leave Rovers one year early after the

Ewood Park side agreed to terminate his contract by mutual consent.

The veteran midfielder featured in Wednesday’s Carling Cup success

over Sheffield Wednesday and the A-League club have also allowed

him to play in Rovers’ Premier League clash against Everton on

Saturday. Emerton has thanked Blackburn for allowing him to move on

and he is now excited about returning home to further his career.

“This is an exciting opportunity for me,” the ex-Feyenoord man told

the club’s official website. “I’m a Sydney boy and I’m looking

forward to representing the people of Sydney every week and playing

in front of friends, family and Sydney football fans. “Football has

been very good to me and I have always said I’d like to come back

and play in the A-League while I still have something to offer and

thanks to Sydney FC and Blackburn Rovers that opportunity has come

about a bit earlier than I had thought.” Sydney’s capture of

Emerton caps an incredible week for the A-League after Melbourne

Victory announced the signing of Harry Kewell.