Sarota linked with a return to Brisbane:Posted: August 25, 2014
Via Marco: Brisbane Roar have been linked with a loan move for FC Utrecht midfielder Adam Sarota. Sarota offcourse previously played for Brisbane coming through the youth team before going on to make 15 appearances, the majority of which came in the disappointing 2009-10 season. Sarota has made 48 appearances for FC Utrecht since his transfer to the Eredivise club in 2010, and he was a part of the preliminary squad for the 2014 World Cup.
Sarota is obviously a fantastic player, but the question remains where you would fit him into the current Brisbane side. With Liam Miller, Luke Brattan and Matt McKay back in the squad from last season, in addition to Steven Lustica and youngsters George Lambadaridis, Devante Clut and Patrick Theodore Mike Mulvey isn’t short on midfield options. This may also be a smart pre-emptive strike from the club to make sure they have an option signed up if the reported interest in Luke Brattan returns either in the next week or so, or more likely in the January transfer window.
Still, it would be hard to turn down the chance to add a player of the quality of Sarota and in his story Marco quoted the GM Sean Dobson saying the club has the salary cap space to pay the required loan fee to acquire him. Brisbane seem to be keen on adding players to their squad and have been previously linked to Melbourne Knights winger Jordan O’Doherty and Olympic FC trio Reuben Way, Daniel Crack and Jake McLean. Dobson and Mulvey were also on radio show Soccer Stoppage Time last Monday night claiming they were interested in signing both another midfielder and a defender, possibly as a result of some extra salary cap space with the departure of Ivan Franjic. More on this, and other rumours as they develop.