Australia youth international Rocky Visconte departs Brisbane Roar, set for Wanderers move

The 22-year-old is now reportedly nearing a move to the Wanderers, having been released after failing to make an appearance in the 2012-13 season Indonesia   By JAMES RANSON

Winger Rocky Visconte has had his contract terminated by Brisbane Roar with mutual consent and appears set to join Western Sydney Wanderers.

The 22-year-old turned down a new deal from former club Hearts to move back to Australia in 2010 and was part of Ange Postecoglou's Roar squad that won back-to-back A-League titles.

But after failing to make an appearance this season, new Roar coach Mike Mulvey has announced the decision to let Visconte go.

"Rocky has worked hard at training since I arrived at the club and we wish him the best of luck for the future," Mulvey said.

"These decisions are never taken lightly, but we felt it was the right thing to do at this point in time.

"At this stage of his career Rocky needs to play first-team football and he was not likely to figure in our first-team plans."

Australia Under-23 international Visconte's contract was due to expire at the end of the season and he leaves the club having made 24 appearances.

He is tipped to join competition new boys Western Sydney, with the Wanderers confirming via Twitter soon after his Brisbane release was announced that talks had already been held between player and club.

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