Argentine Rodriguez departs Newcastle Jets

Aaron Bunch
Pato Rodriguez has left the Newcastle Jets after being picked up midway through the season

Newcastle's Argentine replacement player Pato Rodriguez will not return for the 2018-19 A-League season.

Rodriguez joined the Jets as an injury replacement for Ronald Vargas in January, but Vargas re-signed with the club on Monday.

Rodriguez, who was sidelined for a chunk of the season following a calf strain in February, played 12 games in the Jets' run to the grand final loss to Melbourne Victory.