The Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert says he's delighted to have signed the former Sydney FC and Newcastle Jets defender Niko Tsattalios.
Herbert says he's been impressed with the 21-year-old since he arrived on trial a fortnight ago.
He says Tsattalios is a natural fullback who has had A-League experience and it is a bonus that he falls into the under-21 bracket.
Herbert says Tsattalios was the best player on the park in their 2-1 win over the Junior All Whites on Sunday.
Tsattalios made his debut for Sydney FC as a 16-year-old and was with the club for almost three years but didn't get as many opportunities as he would have liked.