Brisbane Roar give Gameiro shot at reviving career

Corey Gameiro, right, in action for Melbourne City Source: Getty Images

Ex-Melbourne City forward Corey Gameiro will attempt to resurrect his injury-hit A-League career at the Brisbane Roar after signing a one-year deal with the club.

Gameiro joins the Roar for next season after missing City's 2016-17 campaign with an ACL injury, which was his third knee reconstruction in four seasons.

He was axed by City in May and hasn't started a match since November 2015.

The 24-year-old, a former Australian youth representative, has 33 A-League caps after also spending time at Sydney FC and Wellington Phoenix.

Gameiro is expected to begin pre-season training with the Roar on Thursday.

"The opportunity to come to the Roar, who I know are a tight knit club, is the ideal environment for me to reestablish 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 and learn from John Aloisi. I’m not here to lose, I want to win in everything I do."

Gameiro joins former Melbourne Victory defender Fahid Ben Khalfallah as the club's major off-season signings, while Thomas Broich, Jamie McLaren, Brandon Borrello and Tommy Oar have departed.

Source: AAP