Berisha jets off to the J-League

The A-League’s greatest goal scorer Besart Berisha is set for a blockbuster move to Japan to join Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

Besart Berisha

Besart Berisha (C) celebrates after Melbourne Victory's A-League Grand Final win against the Newcastle Jets Source: Getty Images

the 32-year-old Melbourne Victory striker has signed a contract with the J-League side and will leave the reigning A-League Champions to lead the line for the current Japenese league leaders

Melbourne Victory confirmed Berisha's departure on Friday with the striker already travelling to japan to undergo a medical with his new club.

The Kosovo international is on contract at Victory until June 2019 but has been rumoured to have been considering a new challenge after claiming his fourth A-League title last season.

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Berisha broke through as an A-League star under current Yokohama F Marinos boss Ange Postecoglou during his time as coach of the Brisbane Roar.

A marquee move to Melbourne Victory followed for Berisha where he quickly instilled himself as one of the club’s most valuable players helping them to two A-League Championships,  a Premiers Plate and the FFA Cup.

He has scored a record 116 A-League goals including 68 in 110 appearances for Victory. 

It is believed Berisha will make his debut for his new club on July 18 against Gamba Osaka after the J-League returns from its summer break.


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Published 29 June 2018 at 10:22am
Source: SBS The World Game