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.
Featured NewsRead more
Clubs jump at chance to join $15m talent flow
One day, it might be dubbed the Sturridge Rule ? the policy change which could bring up to almost $15m of talent to the A-Leagues. Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is the highest-profile recruit so far from the introduction of the so-called "designated player" rule fr
Melbourne Victory signs Italian forward Francesco Margiotta
MELBOURNE Victory is pleased to announce the signing of Italian forward Francesco Margiotta ahead of the 2021/22 Isuzu UTE A-League season. The 28-year-old has signed a one-year deal which will see Margiotta join the club until the end of the 2021/22 season. Victory head co
Marco Tilio signs two-year City contract extension
MELBOURNE City rising star Marco Tilio has signed a two-year contract extension with the Isuzu UTE A-League Champions in a deal which will see the 20-year-old remain at the club until the end of the 2023/24 season. The young forward has extended a contract which already had on