Kerala Blasters FC

ISL: Kerala Blasters FC sign Ukrainian youngster Ivan Kaliuzhny on a loan deal

Arjun Singh Devgan
Ivan Kaliuzhnyi has signed for Kerala Blasters on loan
Ivan Kaliuzhnyi has signed for Kerala Blasters on loan / Gualter Fatia/GettyImages
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Indian Super League (ISL) side, Kerala Blasters FC on Monday confirmed the signing of Ukrainian midfielder, Ivan Kaliuzhnyi, with the youngster joining the club on loan from Ukrainian club, FK Oleksandriya.

Kaliuzhnyi, started his youth career with Ukrainian side Metalist Kharkiv and then went on to play for Ukranian giants, Dynamo Kiev, representing them in the UEFA Youth League. Prior to joining the Blasters, with the Ukrainian league suspended, Kaliuzhnyi had a brief loan stint at Iceland top division side Keflavik IF.

"I am excited to join the biggest club in India and very much looking forward to my new challenge. I am beyond excited to meet the famous yellow army and give my all for them and the club," Kaliuzhnyi said on signing for the club.

"I would like to congratulate Ivan for joining our club and express my big happiness that we finally were able to bring him to Kerala. This quality player will be a good reinforcement for our team. I hope Ivan will adapt quickly and showcase all the qualities we know he possesses to excel here," sporting director Karolis Skinkys said on the signing.

The 24-year-old becomes the Blasters third foreign signing of the summer following the capture of striker, Apostolos Giannou and defender, Victor Mongil.

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