As reported Indian Super League outfit ATK Mohun Bagan has signed Joni Kauko for the upcoming season of ISL. The Finnish midfielder has also featured in the Euro 2021.
Joni Kauko has been added to the squad to strengthen Mohun Bagan’s midfield along with Edu Garcia and Carl Mchugh. The team is making their intentions clear that they are only aiming for the championship trophy last season.
They have already announced the signing of Amrinder Singh, Deepak Tangri, and Liston Colaco. Now, next is Joni Kauko.
Joni’s role at Mohun Bagan
Joni will orchestrate the midfield, and will play as the replacement of Javi Garcia in the squad. He has the experience of playing in the Finnish League, German second division and the Danish League. He has also represented Finland 17 times and has faced teams like Denmark, Russia, and Belgium.
This signing of Kauko will definitely add depth in the midfield of Mohun Bagan. His vision and accuracy will help Roy Krishna and David Williams to make the run for goals.
Joni Kauko’s Career so far
Joni started his started career at the age of 17 with Inter Turku in 2007. 6 months later Joni made his Veikkausliiga debut. During his first season with the Turku-based club, he made only 8 appearances but played a crucial part in the championship-winning campaign. After representing Inter for 5 seasons he signed for FC Lahti for 1 season after his contract wasn’t renewed in 2012.
After playing 6 months with Lahti, Joni announced that he has signed a 2 year contract with an extension option for another 1 year. Joni then joined German 3 Liga side FC Energy Cottbus on a 2 year contract. Then in July 2016 he joined Danish Side Randers FC on a 2 year contract.
In 2018 he again switched his team and joined Esbjerg FC ahead of the 2018-19 Danish Superliga season. He also represented his Country for 2016 Euro qualifications. However, he did not get a chance in the playing 11 and remained as an unused substitute.
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