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Slovenian youth international midfielder Zajmi joins Leicester City

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Leicester City have announced the signing of Slovenian youth international midfielder Luana Zajmi from ZNK Pomurje.

The 19-year-old is Albanian by birth but has represented Slovenia on the international stage up to and including Under-19 level. The player has been in and around the Under-19 age group for more than two years.

Zajmi has been playing her football in the 1. Zenska Liga, the top level of football in Slovenia. She has been a member of a ZNK Pomurje side which won the league title in 2020/2021 and were runners-up in the Slovenian Cup in the same year. Zajmi has seven appearances to her name in the UEFA Women’s Champions League which she has collected over the last two seasons while she has scored one goal in European football’s premier club competition.

After joining Leicester City, Zajmi said “It’s just an incredible feeling signing for Leicester City. It’s always been a dream of mine to play abroad. To sign my first professional contract is just incredible.

“Women’s football, especially in England, is developing really fast and I think I’ll have a great chance to improve myself here.”

Leicester City face West Ham United in their next Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture at The Chigwell Construction Stadium on Sunday. It is unknown whether Zajmi has obtained international clearance to play in that game.

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