Melbourne Victory have swooped to snap up Brisbane Roar striker Besart Berisha on a two year marquee deal starting next season, the club confirmed today.
Berisha, who has scored a remarkable 41 goals in his 65 appearances for Brisbane Roar, will head to AAMI Park once his current contract with the league-leaders expires.
The Albanian joined Brisbane ahead of its 2011/12 Hyundai A-League campaign, scoring 21 goals in his debut year and playing a pivotal role in Brisbane’s Championship winning season.
The 28-year-old will fill the Club’s International Marquee spot for the next two seasons.
Melbourne Victory Coach Kevin Muscat said having a striker of Berisha’s quality join the club was an exciting prospect for members, players and the coaching staff alike.
“Besart has been performing at the highest level week-in, week-out for Brisbane and has caused plenty of headaches for opposition defenders and coaches, including myself,” Muscat said.
“He’s a proven goal-scorer and a player that we can’t wait to welcome to Melbourne Victory.
“It’s certainly well documented how competitive Besart is, and that is something every A-League fan surely admires about him.”
Berisha will complete the current season with Brisbane Roar before beginning pre-season training with his new Victory teammates in July.