English players curious about joining A-League, says Phoenix defender

The growing stature of the A-League is seeing English-based players seriously consider the option of heading Down Under, according to Wellington Phoenix defender Steven Taylor.

Having joined the Phoenix after several seasons in the Premier League with Newcastle United, Taylor is joined by the likes of Sydney FC's Adam le Fondre (Reading) and Siem de Jong (Newcastle), Melbourne City's Ritchie de Laet (Leicester City), Central Coast's Ross McCormak (Aston Villa) and Perth's Adam Keogh (Wolves) as those to have swapped English football for the A-League.

Not only that, but Taylor today told media that he's been receiving messages from other English or England-based players eager to sample life playing Down Under.

"Yeah listen there's a lot of guys trying to get in contact all the time who want to come out here," Taylor said.

"Surprisingly the lads who arent' playing in the Premier League, championship players who want to come out here.

"Especially in Wellington as well which is nice, and the manager's got a headache to pick and choose what he wants."

A-League bosses will be able to add to their ranks with overseas players, when football's transfer window opens on January 1.

Ex-Newcastle man Steven Taylor has been fielding calls from players wanting to come Down Under. Source: 1 NEWS

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