Zimbabwe international Tino Kadewere is confident his season-long loan move to Spanish LaLiga side RCD Mallorca will help him turn the corner in his career after a difficult second season at his parent club Olympique Lyon.
Kadewere was unveiled at RCD Mallorca on Monday as he becomes the first Zimbabwean to play in the popular Spanish La Liga.
Prior to this move, the 26-year-old enjoyed an impressive debut season at Lyon before injuries and inconsistent form last season resulted in him being frozen out by new coach Peter Bosz.
The return of Alexander Lacazette to Lyon this season was another blow for Kadewere’s hopes of redeeming himself as he further fell down the perking order.
After receiving several offers from France, Germany, Turkey and other clubs in Europe, Kadewere opted for a move to Real Mallorca on a loan deal which comes with an option to buy the player for 10 million euros.
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And Kadewere expects to make the most out of the time at RCD Mallorca to get his mojo back.
“I believe this will change the trajectory for me. I’m happy and hoping to start again. This is a top league and my hope is to rise and be counted,” Kadewere said.
“Of course, the recent might not have shaped up the way I wanted but this is a new opportunity to start afresh at a new team.
“God willing all will be well. This is a good team. I have watched their games and I expect strong competition. Like always, I will do my best.”
At the moment, RCD Mallorca sits in ninth position on the La Liga log standings with four points out of a possible nine.
While Tino Kadewere’s case has secured his short-term future, it’s not the same case with his Europe-based compatriots Marvelous Nakamba and Admiral Muskwe who have been linked with moves away from their current clubs before the transfer window closes.
Nakamba is yet to feature for Aston Villa in the Premier League amid reports that he has been transfer-listed by the club’s under-fire manager Steven Gerrard.
Muskwe has also struggled to get minutes at Championship side Luton Town and has been recently linked with a potential loan move to League One side Ipswich Town.