Star striker Tomer Hemed departs Wellington Phoenix

Source: 1News

The Wellington Phoenix have confirmed star striker Tomer Hemed will not be re-signing with the club for next season.

General manager David Dome said the Phoenix will look into the situation in more detail this week ahead of the club's first home game this year.

In 21 matches last year, the 34-year-old Israeli forward scored 11 goals and assisted three others for the Phoenix in his maiden A-League campaign.

He was one of the key figures in the Phoenix's late charge towards the playoff spots, however they ultimately fell short.

Hemed and midfielder Cameron Devlin are the two biggest names to depart the Phoenix this offseason.