DFC | Kenny confirms that he wants to keep Adorjan at Dundalk FC beyond July

Hungarian midfielder’s loan deal expires next month

Dundalk FC manager Stephen Kenny has confirmed that he is hoping to extend Krisztian Adorjan’s stay at Oriel Park beyond the end of next month.

The Hungarian midfielder is on loan from Italian side Novara — who were relegated to Serie C recently — until July 31st but Kenny told eirSport that he wants to keep hold of the 25-year-old who has flourished in recent weeks.

“I expect he will stay,” said the Lilywhites boss. “He is here until the end of July and we need to sort it out. We’d like him to stay.”

After a mixed start to life in the League of Ireland, Adorjan has become more prominent in recent weeks, playing a starring role in the 4–0 win over Limerick last Friday.

“There’s an adaptation from playing Serie B, where teams drop off and there are two different tempos depending on who has the ball,” explained Kenny. “The games here earlier in the winter time were frenetic and he had to adapt to a pressing game we have when we are not on the ball.

“It took him time to adapt, however, he is an exceptional player doing quite well at the moment. He is settling in well and it was a great goal he scored last week against Limerick.”

Dundalk’s Europa League campaign begins next month and Kenny feels the former Liverpool midfielder could be a key figure for his side against continental opposition.

“In our European games, he would certainly be a real addition for sure. He can play with anyone, different positions as well.”

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