Odisha FC has announced that it has reached an agreement with Malaysian club, Johor Darul Ta’zim FC over a loan deal for midfielder Liridon Krasniqi, on Monday.
Krasniqi will play for the Bhubaneshwar based side next season in the upcoming eight editions of the Indian Super League.
The attacking midfielder started his career in Europe. His first professional game was with FK Mlada Boleslav in the Czech Republic, in 2011. He went to the Turkish club Ankaraspor after his professional debut.
The 29-year-old was loaned out to Fethiyespor. The player moved to Malaysia in 2015, when he joined Kedah Darul Aman Football Club. His honours with the team include the 2016 Malaysian Cup and the 2017 Malaysian FA Cup. He transferred to Melaka United in 2019.
Last year, he joined Malaysian Super League winners Johor Darul Ta’zim FC and also played for the A-League team, Newcastle Jets on loan in early 2021.
London has said that he is excited to join Odisha FC and he is looking forward to playing for them and hopes to start an amazing journey in India. He hopes it will be a great season under Odisha coach, Kiko Ramirez.
He added, “I can’t wait to get started and meet my teammates at OFC. We will try and bring joy for all the Odisha fans in the upcoming ISL tournament,”.
Liridon has represented three different national teams: he played for Albania at the U21 level, then he started to represent Kosovo in the international scene. He changed his national team to Malaysia, pretty recently.
Coach Kiko Ramirez has said that London will give them character, attitude and intensity. He added that he has a high physical capacity and due to being a box to box midfielder, he can contribute towards both the defence and the attack. He added that Lirindon’s energy is what the team needs to stay in the game for the full 90 minutes.