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Besart Berisha set to leave Melbourne Victory with Japan move likely

23:34 BST 19/06/2018
Besart Berisha Melbourne Victory
A big loss looms for the A-League as another player looks set to move on from Victory

The A-League's all-time top scorer Besart Berisha is all but set to depart Australia with Japan looming as his likely destination. 

After claiming yet another A-League championship with Victory, the striker hinted at a possible departure immediately after defeating Newcastle Jets 1-0 in the grand final. 

"I ask you guys this question now, what else is to win in A-League for me?" Berisha said to Fox Sports.

An exit is now looking inevitable with Fox Sports' Daniel Garb and The Australian's Ray Gatt suggesting as such. 

Incidentally, the man that brought Berisha to the A-League, Ange Postecoglou, is in Japan coaching Yokohama F.Marinos and could be in need of a striker with current number nine Hugo Viera linked to a move to APOEL.  

Berisha's looming exit from Victory is yet another blow for Kevin Muscat, who recently lost James Donachie and Pierce Waring.

It could still get worse for Victory with Rhys Williams linked to a potential move to the Middle East. 

But in some better news for the club, reports suggest player signings will be announced next week.  

After arriving in the A-League with Brisbane Roar, Berisha looks set to depart the league with a staggering 116 goals and four championship titles.