Signing news: All-time top scorer Berisha joins Western United FC
The Hyundai A-League's all-time top goalscorer, Besart Berisha, has signed for Western United.
It was revealed on the club's official social media channels that the 34-year-old has signed for Mark Rudan's side, returning to Australia after a 13-month tenure in Japan.
The forward joined up with J-League outfit Sanfrecce Hiroshima in July last year, a month after winning the 2018 Grand Final with Melbourne Victory, his fourth Hyundai A-League Championship.
But after struggling for match minutes in Hiroshima, Berisha is back in Australia, where he will don the colours of Victory's new cross-town rivals Western United in their inaugural season.
Berisha became a naturalised Australian citizen last December, meaning he will not occupy the fifth and final VISA allocation on United's inaugural roster.
The club's international signings so far are Alessandro Diamanti, Panagiotis Kone, Filip Kurto and Dario Jertec.
More importantly, the veteran forward should add an unparalleled experience and mentality to the new United squad, who play their first game against Wellington Phoenix on October 13.
Berisha scored 116 goals across seven thrilling seasons for Brisbane Roar (three) and Victory (four), winning the Championship twice with each club.