Peltier pens 4-year deal with Bratislava
Monday, June 25 2012
TRINIDAD AND Tobago footballer Lester Peltier has penned a new four-year deal with Slovak champions ŠK Slovan Bratislava.
The 23-year-old Carenage-born midfielder joined the club last Tuesday after returning from his off-season break in Trinidad and has already started training with his new teammates ahead of the new Slovak Corgon Liga season.
Peltier was approached by Slovan after an impressive first season with AS Trencin in which he netted 12 goals in 32 appearances after joining them in April 2011.
“It’s a good move for me and I’m delighted to be joining the biggest club in Slovakia,” said Peltier. “It’s always been my ambition to step up and achieve bigger things and I think this move is a sign of good things happening.”
“The club itself has great ambitions and I could also get the opportunity to play at a higher level against the some of the better teams in Europe. It’s a challenge that I’m looking forward to for a long time because obviously the competition for places in the first team will be quite strong but I’m definitely looking forward to doing my best at the club.
“They paid one of the highest transfer fees in the history of the Slovak League to get me and I want to show them that I’m worth all of it.” Slovan has won the most League and Cup titles in Slovakian history and they became the only club as well as former Czechoslovakia to win a European competition, the Cup Winners’ Cup when they defeated Barcelona in 1969. They also won the Intertoto Cup on ten occasions.
“They have a rich history and I would love the opportunity to play in a major European competition with them and try to help them win more titles. I’m happy and I’m just eager to go out and do even better than before,” said Peltier, who has a record of five goals in 15 internationals for TT.