EXCLUSIVE: Maclaren on brink of joining FC Kaiserslautern's Aussie influx


Jamie Maclaren looks poised to become the headline act of an Australian trio at FC Kaiserslautern, with the German club believed to be close to inking a deal for the in-demand marksman.

While there are still four other European clubs pursuing the 23-year-old joint A-League Golden Boot winner, Kaiserslautern appear to be in the box seat for the off-contact Brisbane Roar gun.

The 2.Bundesliga side this week signed Maclaren's Roar team-mate Brandon Borrello and Liverpool's rookie Australian midfielder Jake Brimmer, with Maclaren's signature the icing on the cake, if a deal is concluded.

Maclaren, along with Borrello, made his Roar swan-song in Wednesday night's AFC Champions League clash against K-League Ulsan Hyundai at Suncorp Stadium and scored a brace during the first half.

His future has been one of the A-League's hottest topics in recent months, after it became clear he would be heading overseas after failing to agree terms for a contract extension with the Roar.

Maclaren's 19 goals this season have brought a flurry of interest and offers, with his agent Paddy Dominguez revealing over 80 clubs had made inquiries.

Dominguez declined to comment when contacted by The World Game on Wednesday night.