McCartney_3045403Australian A League team Sydney FC’ are reported to be in negotiations to sign former West Ham defender George McCartney now the European transfer has closed.

Sydney have held preliminary talks directly with the player but the player was said to be waiting to see if any bids from Europe were forthcoming.

McCartney,  now 33, has been on the search for a new club since being released by West Ham at the end of his contract in the summer.

McCartney spent 16 years playing for West Ham, Leeds and Sunderland. He made 130 games for the Hammers.