Slovak media Sport SK reported that Egy Maulana Vikri signed a two-and-a-half year contract with FK Senica, not six months plus a year and a half extension as reported in recent days.
Egy Maulana Vikri was officially introduced by FK Senica on Monday (30/8/2021). Sport SK reports that the 21-year-old could end the deal if he doesn’t get enough flying time.
“Egy’s contract with FK Senica will last for two and a half years. If he doesn’t play regularly, he can change his jersey from FK Senica,” wrote Sport SK in its report entitled “Asian star ‘Messi Indonesia’ Comes to Indonesia and Causes Madness on Social Media” which aired on Tuesday (31/8/2021) .
In the article, Sport SK also interviewed SK Senica’s Sports Director, David Balda, about his team’s decision to sign Egy Maulana Vikri.
“He’s not just a very talented young footballer. But he also has a huge social media impact and we recognize that. It can be seen clearly on our Instagram account. However, he is here, mainly because he is a good footballer,” said David Balda.
“He’s been with us since August 30, 2021 and yesterday, he trained with his team-mates. We are very happy. We are curious how he will play for this club,” said David Balda.
In the interview, David Balda also revealed that Egy Maulana Vikri is supported by a large company from Indonesia.
“David Balda reveals that there is a very well-known sponsor behind the young Indonesian player,” wrote Sport SK.
In addition, Sport SK also brought up the past of Egy Maulana Vikri who was said to have been the target of big European clubs such as Ajax Amsterdam and Benfica.
In addition, Sport SK also touched on other European teams such as Sporting CP, Espanyol, and Saint-Etienne who were rumored to be interested in the Lechia Gdansk player.
“Egy Maulana Vikri has quite an interesting story. Because, he proved to be a promising footballer at a young age. In 2017, he appeared in a prestigious event, the 2017 Toulon Tournament with the U-19 Indonesian National Team. Despite always losing, he won the Jouer Revelation Trophee. Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane have won it in the past,” wrote Sport SK.
“Moreover, clubs such as Benfia, Sporting CP, Espanyol, Saint-Etienne and Ajax Amsterdam are interested in Egy Maulana Vikri,” continued the narrative.
Previously, it was stated that Egy Maulana Vikri only agreed to a six-month contract at FK Senica. However, the player from Medan, North Sumatra was also given an extension clause for one and a half seasons.
“Egy Maulana Vikri’s contract with FK Senica lasts six months plus 1.5 years, which will be automatically activated if he gets the desired playing time until December 2021,” said Egy’s agent, Dusan Bogdanovic.
Egy had been without a club since July 2021. The left-footed player decided to reject the option of a two-year contract extension from Polish club Lechia Gdansk.