Exclusive: Roar Target “very excited”

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Brisbane Roar could be unveiling their replacement for Besart Berisha as early as this week with the arrival of their potential new signing imminent.

Twenty-eight year old Mensur Kurtisi, an Albanian footballer who has represented FYR Macedonia on two occasions, looks to be the player to replace the often fiery but lethal Besart Berisha who has joined Melbourne Victory for the 2014/2015 season.

Kurtisi’s kept a keen eye on the Hyundai A-League from abroad, and is fully aware of the success his countryman Besart Berisha’s enjoyed Down Under and it has him “very excited” to be a part of it.

The goal poacher looks set to join from First Macedonian Football League side, KF Shkëndija, on what is believed to be a one-year deal. The Macedonian international has been described as a ”soldier on the field” who “fights for every ball” for his team.

The former Wiener Neustadt forward has scored 42 goals in 104 games in all competitions since his breakthrough year with the club in the 2009/2010 Austrian Bundesliga season. It was during this season when he earnt his two caps for FYR Macedonian.

Since then the striker has been somewhat of a journeyman. For one reason or another he hasn’t been able to settle in one place for too long, with spells in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Khazakstan, and Macedonia.

If the move is successful for both parties it will signal another impressive international recruitment from Brisbane Roar much like their acquisition of Besart Berisha.

Adam Howard

Adam is one of the founders of Football Central and the creator of OSAussies.com.  He has followed the career paths of Australian footballers playing in leagues all over the world.  Born in Adelaide and currently residing in Hiroshima, Adam brings a unique perspective to Australian football.  He is an ardent supporter of Australia's domestic competition and national team.

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