Football: Wellington Phoenix confirm departure of midfielder Cameron Devlin as part of seven players leaving Kiwi club

Wellington Phoenix have confirmed the departure of influential midfielder Cameron Devlin, leaving the Kiwi A-League side after the expiry of his contract.

Devlin, 22, leaves the Phoenix after the two parties failed to agree terms on a new contract, with the Australian midfielder reported to be of interest to both Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Victory.

The youngster made 51 appearances for the Phoenix in his two seasons in Wellington, scoring two goals.

"Just want to take the time to thank the club for the opportunity I was lucky enough to get given to kick-start my professional career," Devlin says.

"I am so grateful and will always remember my time at the Nix.

"To the fans, you guys have been incredible to me and the team over the past couple years, and you will all keep a special place in my heart, thank you".

Also on the Phoenix's list of released players are Luke DeVere, Liam McGing, Charle Lokoli-Ngoy, Mirza Muratovic and Matthew Ridenton after the expiration of their contracts.

All White Te Atawhai Hudson-Wihongi has also been released by the Phoenix, despite still having one year remaining on his contract.