Besart Berisha to join Victory in 2014/15

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 10:53 AM

Besart Berisha to join Victory in 2014/15

Melbourne Victory Football Club is delighted to announce that one of the Hyundai A-League’s most prolific strikers, Besart Berisha, will be joining the club at the start of next season in a massive recruiting coup for Coach Kevin Muscat.

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 season 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.

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