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Strasser joins NK Zagreb

February 11, 2016 By Sahr Morris Jr.

Sierra Leone midfielder, Rodney Strasser, has joined Croatian second tier league side, NK Zagreb on loan from Italian Serie A club Genoa.

NK Zagreb, who were relegated from the 2015/16 Croatian First Division League (the MAXtv Prva Liga), are undergoing a massive recruitment drive for a return to the country’s top level league and Strasser has become one of their latest recruits.

According to Croatia based media, ekipa24.si, the club has confirmed the 25-year-old’s signing from Genoa and the midfielder himself was pleased with the move as he eyes a new challenge to resurrect his career.

“I wanted to experience something different, something new and something different from Italy,” the Sierra Leone international said and added: “There were a lot of other clubs in Italy who came knocking but I was not interested. I’m here because I want to help both Zagreb as well as myself.”

The former FC Kallon midfielder has failed to live up to the expectation of many during his stay with AC Milan despite his outstanding performance at the Milan youth system.

In his five years spell with AC Milan, Strasser was shipped out on loan to Lecce during the 2011-12 season, and in 2013 to Parma where he only made two appearances.

On 27 July 2013, the player joined Genoa on a permanent contract for €3.5 million as part of the deal that saw Kevin Constant move over to the San Siro in a co-ownership resolution in favour of the Milan club.

Strasser was later loaned out to Serie B club, Reggina in August 2013.

He also had a spell with Livorno and before joining the Croatian side, he was on loan to Lupa Castelli Romani in the Italian Pro League.

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