Transfer news: Brisbane sign ex-Victory striker

Brisbane Roar have pulled off a major coup for the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season, signing former Melbourne Victory and Tunisian international Fahid Ben Khalfallah.

Ben Khalfallah, who won a championship with Victory in 2015, joins Roar after three seasons in Melbourne where he made 76 appearances, scoring 12 goals and creating 15 assists.

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Coach John Aloisi believes the addition of the experienced attacker known as ‘FBK’ will bring a unique blend of class and attacking intent to the Roar side.

“Fahid’s experience and versatility will strengthen our already talented squad,” Aloisi said.

“His ability to play out wide or in the middle of our attack gives us greater unpredictability & creativity that will excite our fans.

“Most importantly though, we believe he will suit our style of play.”

Fahid Ben Khalfallah is one of seven players released by Melbourne Victory on Friday.

The French-born-and-raised winger came to Australia after a distinguished career in France, including 76 appearances over four seasons for Ligue 1 giants Girondins Bordeaux.

Brisbane’s new recruit said the opportunity to continue to play in the Hyundai A-League with one of the most successful team’s was a challenge he would relish.

“I’m very happy to sign with Brisbane. It was an easy decision to come to a Club that has won many Championships and Grand Finals,” Ben Khalfallah said.

“As soon as John Aloisi called me I told him yes straight away.

“I wanted to play for a big club with great players, and in my opinion, Brisbane is one of the biggest clubs in Australia.

“I am here to help the Roar win trophies in the 2017/18 season.”

Ben Khalfallah arrived in the Hyundai A-League before the 2014-15 season and made an instant impact, winning the Victory Player of the Season award after his maiden campaign in Australia.

Khalfallah will arrive in Brisbane for pre-season training in early July when Brisbane’s preparations for the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 campaign get underway.

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