Brisbane Roar is set to part ways with Thomas Broich, according to reports.
Broich has been outstanding since his move to the club. He has helped them to three A-League titles and he is arguably one of the best foreign players to have featured in Australia.
Salary cap would force Brisbane to part ways with the 36-year old soccer star after a seven-year spell. He joined in May 2010 at 29 years and he has been a success in Australia. He recently revealed in an interview that he was open to new opportunities after his Roar axing.
“My good friend Matt smith [Former Brisbane Roar skipper] is playing for Bangkok Glass, and he speaks very highly of the Thai League,” he said, hinting that he could move there after his time in Australia.
The former Germany Under 21 star developed with Bastian Schweinsteiger and Lukas Podolski. He was touted as one of the biggest prospects ahead of the 2006 World Cup. He played in the Bundesliga for Borussia Monchengladbach and FC Koln before his injury at FC Nurnberg in 2009.
Ange Postecoglou met him in Germany and convinced him to join in Australia to kickstart his career. In his debut season, he was named Player of the Year for his efforts as Brisbane sailed to their first Premiership and Championship.
What made Broich special was his long-time consistency. Alessandro Del Piero and Dwight Yorke has moments of brilliance but they could not be compared with Broich and his teammate Besart Berisha for their constant contributions to the team.
The player almost joined the Australian international set-up to make the 2014 World Cup but the project failed I Hate Barcelona. He is applying for his citizenship in his adopted country. He insists on playing and he is open to opportunities outside Australia.