Lazevski moves on loan to Rad in Serbia

Lazevski has returned to Serbia; photo: novosti.rsAleksandar Lazevski has been loaned by Hoverla to Serbian club Rad until the end of the 2013-14 season.

The 26-year-old Lazevski, who was not in the plans of Hoverla, has been loaned by the Ukrainian club to FK Rad in Serbia.  Rad was badly looking for reinforcements after finishing the first half of the season in last place on the standings.  At Rad, besides Lazevski, the club also signed another Macedonian player in Perica Stancheski during this transfer window.

Lazevski ended up making just 4 league appearances for Hoverla for a total of 320 minutes.  Earlier this year, the Hoverla manager told newspapers in Ukraine that Lazevski was one of the players who would be allowed to seek a new club during the winter transfer window.

The Hoverla manager, Vyacheslav Hrozny, noted the following when asked about Lazevski last month, “He always wants to be on the field, because at Partizan he was one of the leaders.  But Partizan in Serbia is like Shakhtar Donetsk, Dynamo Kyiv, Metalist and Dnipro in Ukraine.  They are used to always fighting for first place.  And that allowed Lazevski to attack more, demonstrate his dribbling skills and be more assertive.  However, Hoverla can’t play like those teams as the opponent often takes the initiative.  Therefore, defenders should first think about their defensive responsibilities, not the attack.  For those reasons, Lazevski would be of greater benefit to a team that always dictates terms against its opponents.”

Meanwhile, Rad sporting director Chedomir Djoinchević stated, “We have agreed with Aleksandar Lazevski, his club Hoverla will send him on loan until the end of the season.  This will be a strong addition to the back line of our team.”

Lazevski becomes the fourth Macedonian player to sign with a Serbian club this winter, joining others like Nikola Jakimovski (Jagodina), Dragan Chadikovski (Radnički 1923) and Perica Stancheski (Rad).  Besides those four players, the Serbian championship already featured another two Macedonian players in Stefan Ashkovski (Napredak) and Darko Micevski (OFK Beograd).

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