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Kerala Blasters FC transfer news: Ivan Kaliuzhnyi pens loan deal with Kerala Blasters

Kerala Blasters FC signs Ivan Kaliuzhnyi on loan
Last season's Indian Super League (ISL) playoffs runners-up team Kerala Blasters FC has today confirmed the signing of Ukrainian midfielder Ivan Kaliuzhnyi on loan from his parent club FK Oleksandriya for the season.

After a brilliant season that ended in a disappointment for the Kerala Blasters finishing runners-up in the playoffs, the Blasters are looking further strengthen their team for the upcoming season and bid for the title.

The Blasters have so far had a mixed transfer window where they have made some good signing, but have also lost their 2 most important man upfront. And now to fix the broken, Kerala Blasters have agreed a deal in place for Ivan Kaliuzhnyi, a 24-yeara-old Ukrainian midfielder.

Ivan is mainly a central-midfield who can also play defensive midfield and in defence as well. He started his with Metalist Kharkiv before making a move to Dynamo Kyiv and also played for their reserves. 

He had a several loan stints from Dynamo Kyiv to the likes of his youth club Metalist Kharkiv, Rukh Lviv before permanently joining FK Oleksandriya in 2021. However, he could establish himself there and was sent on loan to Icelandic club KeflavĂ­k in April 2022, where he played in 6 matches for them.

He has played most of his time in Ukraine in the first division and in the 2nd division league of the country. He has played for the Ukraine U17 and U18 team. His contract with FK Oleksandriya runs till 2025 and will join Kerala Blasters on a season long loan deal.

Kerala Blasters transfer news

2 major names have departed Kerala Blasters as Alvaro Vazquez has joined FC Goa while Jorge Pereyra Diaz has agreed to sign for another team after spending his last season on loan with the Blasters. They made enforcement in domestic department with the signing of youngsters like Bryce Miranda and Saurav Mandal. Victor Mongil and Apostolos Giannou has joined as foreign recruitment in place of Enes Sipovic and Chencho Gyeltshen.

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