Florent Hoti is delighted to be a Tangerine – and the new Dundee United man has his sights set on the Kosovo national team.
The midfielder has impressed Micky Mellon during a trial period at Tannadice. It’s convinced the United boss to offer him a contract, Hoti moving to Tayside on a two-year deal from Rochdale.
Dundee United have paid an undisclosed fee to bring him to the SPFL. A graduate of the Rochdale academy, the 19-year-old is looking to break into first-team plans just like Logan Chalmers, Luke Bolton, Kieran Freeman and Lewis Neilson have under Mellon.
A Kosovan U21 international, Hoti has his eyes on international football at senior level. He believes that Dundee United is a great place for him to fulfill his ambition of becoming a full Kosovan international.
“I’m delighted to get the deal done,” said Hoti. “It’s been a long time coming given I’ve been here before on trial. I’m buzzing to play for such a big club with the history and fans that it has.
“There are great facilities here and, as a young player, I’ve come here to develop. We’ve got everything here to improve and it’s a great platform for me to continue my growth as a player. I can’t wait to get started.
“I was born in Manchester but my parents and brother are from Kosovo and moved over to Britain. First and foremost, I’ll try and help Dundee United do well in their first season back in the top flight but playing for my national team is something I want to do.”
Mellon takes Dundee United to Ibrox this afternoon to face Rangers. It’s the first time the sides have met in league action for six years.