Sunday, June 4, 2023

Jamshedpur FC’s new lethal number 9 : Nerijus Valskis

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Indian Super League 2019-20 season’s highest goal scorer Nerijus Valskis has plied his trade from the South to the North of India.

Jamshedpur FC annouced the signing of Lithuanian target man Nerijus Valskis as their latest recruit. The lethal striker penned down a contract that will see him don the colours of Jamshedpur for the next 2 seasons after parting ways with former Employers Chennaiyin FC.

Nerijus Valskis

Jamshedpur FC’s New number 9 took the ISL by storm as he shocked all the odds and took home the Golden boot for the 2019-20 season. Valskis netted 15 goals and assisted 6 for the Marina Machans and due to his heroics up front he grabbed alot of attention from clubs in India and in Europe as well.

The Men of Steel were very keen to land the Lithuanian Nerijus Valskis at the Tata Sports Complex and things did fall at place and he signed for them. Valskis reunites with former Chennaiyin FC Boss Owen Coyle at Jamshedpur.

Nerijus Valskis expressed his feelings after signing for the Jamshedpur based franchise and said, “I am thrilled to be playing for a football-crazy city like Jamshedpur. The city has a huge legacy in football, and I want to help add silverware by winning the coveted ISL trophy for the fans. It is unfinished business for me, and I hope to work hard towards contributing and making Jamshedpur FC Champion of India! This club has huge ambition, and I can’t wait to kick-start an exciting future.”

Jamshedpur FC Head Coach, Owen Coyle said, “Nerka is a seasoned striker with goalscoring prowess and hunger to attack the opposition at all times. His link-up play, agility, and finishing is of the highest order, probably the best in the league, and he was the Golden Boot winner for a reason.”
“His performances last season were so powerful and lethal, that his mere presence in the dressing room and the pitch automatically lifted everyone around him. I look forward to working with him and have another successful season.”

Jamshedpur FC fans could be in for a real treat as Valskis has a proven track record and that will make things interesting for sure. The red miners have also acquired the services of Indian International Jackichand Singh.

The 2020-21 Season is all set to be played at the west coast of the country in Goa behind closed doors.

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