Chennaiyin FC sign Lazar Cirkovic to bolster defence

Updated: Sep 19 2023 12:38PM

Chennai, Sep 18 (PTI) Serbian defender Lazar Cirkovic on Tuesday roped in Chennaiyin FC as their fifth foreign recruit ahead of the Indian Super League season.

"We're delighted to bring Laz out to the club. We've chased him. For a whole he's had a lot of interest from clubs because he plays at such a high level with great pedigree," Chennaiyin FC head coach Owen Coyle was quoted as saying in a release.

"He's a tremendous addition. He’s played at the highest level and he’ll be able to impart that knowledge and that quality. A terrific signing for the club." Cirkovic last turned out for Hungarian club Budapest Honved FC where he made 17 appearances in the Hungarian First Division in the 2022-23 season. He has played most of his senior football in the Serbian First Division, making 146 appearances for FK Rad, FK Partizan Belgrade and Kisvarda FC.