A-League: Roy Krishna departs Wellington Phoenix

  • Updated
  • 27/05/2019
Roy Krishna in action.
Roy Krishna in action. Photo credit: Photosport

Roy Krishna’s future will not be at the Wellington Phoenix, with the club announcing his departure on Monday.

The 2018/19 Golden Boot winner has been linked to at least three A-League clubs, including the Nix, but he has repeatedly stated in recent weeks that he will do what’s best for his family.

And that won't be in Australia with the Fijian international confirming he would have remained at the club, if he kept playing in the A-League.

"After much thought and consideration and consultation with my family back in Fiji, we have decided to move on from the A-League to secure a future outside of the league," Krishna said in a statement.

"We have negotiated a contract and we are currently working out the finer details.

"We will be announcing the club name when we are back from our belated honeymoon towards the end of June. 

"I would like to thank the Wellington Phoenix family for the wonderful five years I’ve been here.

"Thank you especially to the staff and management. It was not an easy decision as the club has been a huge part of my life. Wellington will always be home. 

"If I was going to stay in the A-League then I would have continued with the Wellington Phoenix as we have built a wonderful community together with the club and the wonderful nix supporters. 

"I wish the club all the best for the new season and I’m sure with all the plans the club has in store, it’s only going to get better."

Newshub understands the Phoenix offered the best financial deal of all A-League clubs interested in Krishna's services.

The Australian chief football writer Ray Gatt is tweeting that Krishna has signed with a club in Korea.