Gameiro called in to bolster Roar's attack
BRISBANE Roar has handed an A-League lifeline to former Sydney FC and Melbourne City attacker Corey Gameiro.
Announced as a new Roar signing for the 2017-18 season, Gameiro, 24, also enjoyed a short stint with Wellington Phoenix before he suffered a series of knee injuries.
The former Australian youth international and Fulham youth player had three knee reconstructions and was released by Melbourne City in May.
Despite this injury record, Roar head coach John Aloisi said he was excited to bring in the pacey attacker after losing a slew of front third experience.
"There is no doubt Corey has an X-factor about him and has the ability to cause opposition defences plenty of issues with his unpredictability," Aloisi said.
"He is a versatile footballer who will undoubtedly strengthen our talented squad."
Gameiro said he was looking forward to working with Aloisi, a former striker, to get his career back on track.
"The opportunity to come to the Roar, who I know are a tight-knit club, is the ideal environment for me to re-establish myself," Gameiro said.
"I want to start pre-season strongly and work hard at training to improve my game.
"As a striker, I look forward to being coached by and learn from John Aloisi. I'm not here to lose. I want to win in everything I do."
Brisbane lost Jamie Maclaren and Brandon Borrello to German Bundesliga clubs in the off-season, while club legend Thomas Broich left at the end of the season.
Socceroo Tommy Oar - another front four player - departed for APOEL in Cyprus leaving Aloisi with an attacking conundrum before pre-season starts on Thursday.
Gameiro joins former Melbourne Victory winger Fahid Ben Khalfallah as the first signings for Roar this season.