|By PADDY HIGGS
Spaniard Luis Moran has emerged for a candidate to fill the void at Melbourne Victory left by injured Brazilian Gui Finkler.
Victory coach Ange Postecoglou has been forced to look to the transfer market after the long-term knee injury to his key attacker, and former Sporting Gijon winger Moran is believed to be under consideration.
The 25-year-old is also a target for Thai Premier League club Suphanburi FC, but Victory's interest is expected to trump that of the newly promoted outfit for his signature.
A product of Sporting Gijon's youth academy, Moran made over 100 appearances for his childhood club before his release at the end of the 2011-12 La Liga season.
He made 28 appearances in both the 2008-09 and 2009-10 top-flight campaigns before gradually falling out of favour, and spent the latter half of last season on-loan at Cypriot club AEK Larnaca.
Moran would be a like replacement for Finkler, who had contributed seven assists for Victory and played a key role in the club's revival under Postecoglou.