Liridon Krasniqi joins Jets for 2020/21 season

Newcastle Jets are pleased to announce the signing of Liridon Krasniqi for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.

Krasniqi has joined the Jets on loan from Malaysia Premier League club Johor Darul Ta'zim II FC. 

An attacking minded player, Krasniqi will be able to kit up for the Jets once the A-League transfer window opens on February 16.

“His character ticks a lot of boxes,” Jets Football Manager, Joel Griffiths said.

“He speaks good English, has a presence in the sheds and is eager to learn about our culture.

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“He is committed to expanding his game.”

The 29-year-old, nicknamed Iri, played two matches for the Albania national Under 21s team early in his career.

He began his professional career with Czech football club, FK Mladá Boleslav in 2010 before linking with Turkish club Fethiyespor, where he played 37 games.

The Kosovan-Malaysian is an attacking midfielder who moved to the Malaysian Premier League in 2015 and Super League competition in 2016, where he has played for the last five seasons across Kedah, Melaka United and Johor Darul Ta'zim II FC.

In his professional Club career, he has played 163 matches, scoring 38 goals.