clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Where Are They Now: Bashkim Kadrii

The great Dane’s time with the Loons was cut short because it wasn’t so great for anyone involved.

MLS: Atlanta United FC at Minnesota United FC Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Bashkim Kadrii was one of Minnesota United’s many European signings for the 2017 season, and Kadrii was also one of the ones that didn’t quite pan out.

What did he do?

It isn’t exactly remembered about Kadrii, but he was on loan from Danish club FC Copenhagen during his time as a Loon. The winger was heavily linked with United before a deal was eventually reached in February. Manager Adrian Heath lauded him as a skilled winger who could provide depth across the top of the formation.

Kadrii was an initial starter for the Loons, but quickly fell out of the starting lineup, and then the rest of the lineup altogether. He made eleven appearances, five of which were starts, and was the lone goalscorer in Minnesota’s friendly draw with Atlas FC of Liga MX.

How did he leave?

In perhaps the least surpassing way possible.

Clubs usually send players on loan to get playing time, and when that isn’t happening, the loan becomes a waste of a lot of people’s time. Kadrii’s loan was terminated by Minnesota at the start of September, returning him to FC Copenhagen.

Where is he now?

Kadrii is still under the umbrella of FC Copenhagen.

After the Minnesota debacle ended, another loan deal was promptly arranged and Kadrii spent most of the 2017/18 season with Randers FC, another Danish team, for whom he has scored five goals in eighteen appearances.

The 27-year-old Danish international has not yet become a regular in Copenhagen, though he did score a goal in FCK’s friendly with Russian club CSKA Moskva. He came off the bench in an Europa league match, but hasn’t made an appearance in August despite FCK’s busy continental and domestic calendar.