19 Jun 2010

Phoenix defender off to Saudi Arabia

7:36 am on 19 June 2010

The Phoenix defender Jon McKain is leaving the Wellington based A-League football club to join the wealthy Saudi-Arabian club Al-Nasr.

McKain has been with the Phoenix since 2008 and will join his new club Riyadh-based club subject to a medical clearance.

Phoenix chairman and owner Terry Serepisos says while it's disappointing to lose McKain, it shows the club can provide a pathway for players to clubs around the world.