Signing news: Kiwi international teen commits to Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix have made their second key signing in as many days, with news teenager Sarpreet Singh has signed a new two-year contract with the Hyundai A-League club.

After former Premier League defender Steven Taylor joined the club on Tuesday, Singh's re-signing is a further boost for new coach Mark Rudan.

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The 19-year-old attacker had a superb debut season in 2017/18, scoring four goals in 11 appearances which led to him making his full international appearance for the All Whites. 

"I see my future here as I want to help bring success and trophies to the club," Singh said on Wednesday.

"This year, the focus is very much on progressing more than last year and the squad is shaping up to include a lot of quality. 

"Steven (Taylor) is obviously a very big statement and it shows the ambition of the club and I want to be a part of that.

"The gaffer’s vision, to bring a never-say-die winning mentality to the team, is starting to take shape and I really want to be a big part of that."

Singh has experienced a fantastic year since his debut, with a call-up to the All Whites squad against Canada before going on to score his first International goal against Kenya in the Intercontinental Cup in India in June.

New coach Rudan was very keen on tying down Singh when he first arrived and is happy that a deal has been agreed.

"The impact he's made and character shown when entering the senior side at 19 years of age is to be commended," the club's rookie boss said.

"He is such a young talent with quality that fits in perfectly with what we are trying to achieve in unearthing Kiwi footballers and developing that raw ability.

"He has worked so hard in pre-season and I am looking forward to seeing him develop further this season."

HKFC Sarpreet Singh