Cork City FC are delighted to announce the signing of Malik Dijksteel, pending international clearance.
The 22-year-old, who can play as an attacking midfielder or a winger, joins the club after a spell with Wrexham.
The Amsterdam native was also previously on the books of Middlesbrough, and he told CorkCityFC.ie that he was pleased to have joined the club: “I’m very pleased to have joined Cork City and I’m looking forward to getting started. I have been in training with the squad for the last number of days, and I have really enjoyed it, so I am very happy to get this done. We have some big games coming up, so I am looking forward to playing my part, and hopefully I can help the club to push on.”
Cork City’s Sporting Director, Liam Buckley, welcomed the signing, saying: “Malik is a good signing for us. He is an offensive player, who will certainly add to our options in attacking areas. He will add some power and pace to the side in an attacking sense, so hopefully he will add an attacking threat to the side. He came in last week and has trained with us a number of times; he’s done well in training, so we are pleased to have him on board now.”
“As everybody knows, we have had some serious injuries over the last few months, which has seen a number of players ruled out on a long-term basis, so it was important that we added to our squad. Malik is the latest player we have added to the squad since the window opened in July, along with a couple of our talented academy players signing contracts as well. We are still looking to see if we can strengthen a bit further in the coming days, and we are also hopeful that we will get a few of the injured players back in action in the very near future as well, which will strengthen us further as well.”