Former Socceroo David Carney is joining Sydney FC after his drawn-out departure from the Jets was finally agreed.

Newcastle have today granted the veteran a mutual release, opening the door for Carney join Sydney FC immediately, hours before the close of the transfer window.

Despite failing to entice Sydney's Andrew Hoole back to Newcastle in what would have been a direct player swap, the Jets have made the decision to cut ties with Carney on what amounts to a free transfer.