A-League champions Brisbane Roar have moved to replace striker Besart Berisha, signing Albanian striker Mensur Kurtisi on a one-year deal.

The Brisbane Roar have replaced one Albanian striker with another after signing Mensur Kurtisi on a one-year deal.

The 28-year-old will slot into the forward line to replace Besart Berisha, who joined the Melbourne Victory after winning three A-League championships with Brisbane.

Kurtisi has been training with the Brisbane squad since arriving in Australia last week and could make his debut for the A-League champions in their FFA Cup clash in Townsville on August 19.

He joins the Roar following stints in Austria, UAE, Iran, Kazakhstan and Macedonia.

“Mensur has trained with us for a few sessions now,” Roar coach Mike Mulvey said.

“He’s clicked well with the other players and it’s clear that he understands our system and the way we want to play football.

“Mensur is a proven goalscorer with an excellent goals-to-game ratio and we’re confident he’ll enjoy it here in Brisbane, both on and off the field.”

Kurtisi added: “I’ve watched games from last season and like the way the team plays football.”