Phoenix sign Pantelis

The Wellington Phoenix have confirmed they have signed former Adelaide United midfielder Lucas Pantelis.

The Wellington Phoenix have confirmed they have signed former Adelaide United midfielder Lucas Pantelis.

The 29-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the Phoenix, after leaving the Reds due to a lack of first team opportunities at the end of last season.

Pantelis, who has made 101 A-League appearances, is a key signing for Wellington after youngster Marco Rojas left to join the Melbourne Victory.

It's the club's second signing of the off-season after former Perth Glory fullback Jimmy Downey joined from Sparta Rotterdam two weeks ago.

"Lucas is a balanced, quick, left-sided player who has played a major role at a successful club," Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert said.

"We have been talking to him for a while and it is great to get the deal over the line."