Hibs defender Kos Sadiki is hoping his loan spell at Irish side Finn Harps can help catapult him onto the international stage with Albania.

The 21-year-old is eligible to represent five different countries, but is sure he wants to play for the Eagles.

Sadiki is German-born, but has already represented Canada up to U23 level, but is in the process of switching passports.

Sadiki left Easter Road in January (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The towering central defender left Easter Road in January to go and play at Finn Park in the League of Ireland, and is hopeful his time at the club will have helped him to make his mark.

 

He told the DonegalSportsHub: “I am transitioning over now in terms of my passport. My family and I are patriotic – I am proud to be Albanian, the family blood is from Albania.

“It was never an option before due to the passport situation. Canada took care of my parents and grandparents. It was complicated but I decided I wanted to play for Albania.

“I want to play for Albania and that will depend on how I do at Finn Harps this season.”

Sadiki had made four appearances for the club before football was suspended due to the Covid-19 outbreak, and it remains to be season whether Hibs will allow him to return to Finn Harps again, with the 2019/20 season unlikely to get back up and running anytime soon.

The defender wants to play for Albania (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Sadiki is due to return to his parent club in the summer, but the current campaign will not be completed on time.

It remains to be seen what happens – perhaps players will be permitted to see out loan spells with the clubs they’re at beyond the initial terms.

If that can’t be done, maybe the Hibees will simply send Sadiki back to Finn Harps for the 2020/21 season – whenever that is going to commence.

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