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Roy Krishna to stay with Odisha FC, shunning exit rumours: Report

Published at :May 28, 2024 at 5:19 PM
Modified at :May 28, 2024 at 5:19 PM
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Samannay Sen

Roy Krishna played a vital part in Odisha FC’s 2023-24 ISL season.

Fijian striker Roy Krishna has silenced transfer rumours by agreeing to a one-year contract extension with Odisha FC, according to reports. This news comes as a relief to Odisha fans who were worried about losing their star forward.

Roy Krishna’s future at the club had been uncertain in recent months. The 36-year-old’s impressive 2023-24 season, where he notched up 15 goals and six assists, had reportedly attracted interest from other Indian Super League (ISL) teams. However, Krishna has opted to stay, demonstrating his commitment to the Juggernauts.

This is a significant development for Odisha FC. Krishna was instrumental in their successful season, consistently finding the back of the net and creating scoring opportunities. His experience and leadership qualities are invaluable assets for the team.

Head coach Sergio Lobera will be delighted to retain Roy Krishna’s services. The Fijian’s attacking prowess complements the playing style Lobera has instilled in Odisha, built on quick passing and offensive movement. Krishna’s presence allows the team to play with a focal point up front, offering a target for crosses and creating space for his teammates to exploit.

Odisha FC fans can now look forward to another season of exciting attacking displays from Krishna. His partnership with the likes of Ahmed Jahouh and Diego Mauricio promises to be a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming ISL season.

While the official announcement from the club is still awaited, Roy Krishna’s decision to stay signifies a positive step forward for Odisha FC. It demonstrates the club’s ambition to build a competitive squad capable of challenging for silverware in the ever-growing Indian football landscape.

With the core of their attacking unit secured, Odisha FC can now focus on bolstering other areas of the squad. The retention of Roy Krishna is a major boost for the Juggernauts, and they will be hoping to build on their recent success with the Fijian talisman leading the charge.

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