Jamshedpur FC are all set to sign Croatian striker Petar Sliskovic, IFTWC can confirm.
Croatian Striker Petar Sliskovic of Chennaiyin FC is all set to sign for the Red Miners for the upcoming season. The 32-year-old has scored 8 goals along with 4 assists in 17 matches of the ISL League Stage. Petar also managed to get 3 goals and 2 assists in 5 Durand Cup games.
Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina (Formerly Yugoslavia), and started his youth career in Croatia. In 2007 he relocated to Germany and joined FSV Frankfurt U17 side and played there for a season before signing for FSV Mainz U19. In 2010 he was promoted to the second team of Mainz, and finally to the senior team in January 2011 where he played under present Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel.
For the next season, he was loaned to FC St. Pauli. After returning back to Mainz 05 in the middle of 2012, he was subsequently loaned to Dynamo Dresden FC for six months. After coming back he was sent to play for the second team of Mainz for a year and a half. He was once again called up to the senior team in July 2014. He spent six months with the first team and finally left the club in February 2015.
He signed for FC Aarau in Switzerland on a free transfer upon expiring of his contract. After spending a year in the Swiss League he returned to Germany and played for several lower-tier clubs across the second and third divisions such as Stuttgarter Kickers, Hallescher FC, Viktoria Berlin, VFR Aalen and MSV Duisburg between 2016 and 2020. He also appeared for Türkgücü München and Wehen Wiesbaden over the last two seasons before joining the Marina Machans on a one-year deal from the third division of German Football ahead of the 22/23 Season.
Sliskovic is a former Croatia U-21 team striker, can be described as a tall and physical number 9 who is very lethal in the air primarily for his mastery in heading the balls in the back of the net. Standing at a massive 1.94 meters, Petar is also a good finisher and quick if we talk about his acceleration and off-the-ball work rate. In the league, Petar had 0.47 goals/game, along with a goal conversion rate of 16%. He also had a pass accuracy rate of 62.18% while frequently providing through balls, crosses, and creating chances for all his teammates.
Jamshedpur FC meanwhile are set to part way with their English coach Aidy Boothroyd. His replacement another Englishman has reportedly signed the paperwork for operating on the head coach position from next season onwards. It is expected that quite a few changes will be made at the Furnace to bring the replacement of outgoing players such as Ishan Pandita, Boris Singh, and Laldinliana Renthlei. Along with that a lot of modifications are expected at the foreign department as it’s unlikely the club will be continuing with the current set of players.
Having Petar Sliskovic in the Jamshedpur FC setup will be good recruitment as the Croat can be a good partner up front for the Nigerian striker Daniel Chima Chukwu. The last time a Chennaiyin FC striker signed for Jamshedpur FC was Lithuanian Nerijus Valskis, and we will have to admit that he had a good record at the furnace with netting quite a few goals. Now it remains for us to see if Petar can do the same.
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