Wellington Phoenix confirm signing of attacking midfielder Max Burgess

The Wellington Phoenix have stepped up their recruitment drive ahead of the new A-League season, signing Australian attacking midfielder Max Burgess.

Burgess, 23, joins the Nix on a one-year deal, coming off the back of a season having won the NSW National Premier League with Sydney Olympic FC, scoring seven goals in 27 appearances.

"I am extremely excited to be signing with the Wellington Phoenix and I am determined to make my mark with my new team," Burgess said in a statement.

"When I heard of the interest, I jumped at the chance and with the encouragement I have received from Mark Rudan, I can't wait to get started."

Coach Rudan spoke of his delight at securing Burgess' signature, with the versatile attacker having impressed against the Phoenix in pre-season.

"He has tasted Hyundai A-League experience before, but I feel he has plenty more to show," Rudan said.

"I'm looking forward to having his attributes and his hard work ethic within the squad."

Burgess has represented both Sydney FC and the Newcastle Jets previously in the A-League.

New Phoenix signing Max Burgess
New Phoenix signing Max Burgess Source: Getty

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