KOSOVAR Sadiki, who was on loan to Finn Harps before the Covid-19 lockdown, will be released from Hibernian FC at the end of June.
Hibs have confirmed a number of upcoming departures.
Adam Bogdan, Steven Whittaker and Vykintas Slivka will leave the Easter Road first team squad, Sadiki is one of three players – alongside Jack Hodge and Matthew Yates – who will leave the Hibs development squad.
It is unclear how the news will affect Sadiki’s term at Harps, whose manager Ollie Horgan will be keen to retain the 21-year-old whenever the League of Ireland resumes.
In a statement, Hibs said: “I’m sure the supporters will join me in thanking them for their contributions to Hibernian and we wish them all the best for the future.”
“Similarly, we thank Jack, Kosovar and Matthew for their efforts. We hope they’ve been able to benefit from their time within our set-up and that they apply the lessons learned for whatever comes next in their careers.”
Yesterday, players and staff from Dundalk, Shamrock Rovers, Derry City and Bohemians underwent the first phase of a Cofid-19 testing process ahead of a possible return.
Test results from all players and staff in the pilot programme will be available later this week when they will be assessed by the FAI Medical team who will link in with Government and HSE officials as they work together on a return for sport.
Those four clubs – who have qualified for Europe – hope to return to collective training on June 8 with other clubs like Harps aiming to follow later in the month.
The FAI’s Medical Director, Dr Alan Byrne, said: “We have begun the process for players at all levels, not just for those tested today under the pilot programme. Once we start to analyse the results of these tests, we can move forward.
“We will test the players from these four clubs again before they return to training on June 8th and then again regularly when they are back on the training field.
“Everything we do now is designed to ensure that football can return for everyone as soon as it is safe and responsible.
“We owe that to all our players, from the elite players in the League of Ireland to the schoolboys and schoolgirls who want to get back on the pitch with their clubs but their health and safety must come first. This is the first step and a significant step in that process.”Tags: