Former Rangers striker Florian Kamberi has returned to British football once again, this time joining Sheffield Wednesday on a season-long loan deal, calling the chance to play in England a “dream”.
The Albanian striker, who spent time at Ibrox on loan before Covid-19 cut his Rangers spell short, heads to Hillsborough from St. Gallen following the Owls’ relegation to League One last season and becomes the latest signing in Darren Moore’s rebuilding job.
We are delighted to announce the signing of Florian Kamberi on a season-long loan from St Gallen! 🇦🇱#swfc
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) July 30, 2021
Kamberi could make his Wednesday debut at Hillsborough on Sunday against Huddersfield Town in the Carabao Cup, and the ex-Rangers man is excited to get going as the Owls look to win promotion back to the second tier.
“I’m very happy, delighted to have everything done now with the paperwork and I can’t wait for the first game in front of the crowd,” he told swfc.co.uk.
“I got a FaceTime call from the gaffer, around 15 or 20 minutes and he spoke about how he sees the club, the project here, how he sees me and what sort of role I would have. From the first moment, I was very excited and I knew it was a no-brainer for me to come here.
“It’s the size of the club, the stadium and the manager. He knows what football is and I know I can develop under him. To play in England was always a dream of mine and now I’m at a big club.”
Kamberi spent last season on loan at Aberdeen and has barely been involved at St. Gallen since signing for them following his spell on loan at Rangers forced the end of his Hibs career.
While he never really got going at Ibrox, scoring once and notching two assists in nine appearances, he did show some flashes of why he was popular at Easter Road and he should be a good signing for Sheffield Wednesday in their promotion bid this season.
Ahead of today’s Premiership opener against Livingston, the manager provided an injury update.