Salford City is pleased to announce the signing of midfielder Amine Linganzi on a contract until the end of the season.
The 29-year-old has been without a club since leaving Swindon Town at the end of last season where he scored four goals in 29 appearances.
A former St. Etienne and Blackburn Rovers player, Linganzi has spent most of his career in England and in 2016-17 won promotion to League One with Portsmouth.
Speaking to the club after signing his contract, the former Congolese international said:
“[I’m] really delighted, really happy to be here at a club who is really ambitious. I think every player wants that, I’ve come in January and as you can see we’re in a really good position to go up to League Two and this is my aim, this is why I came, to be successful.
“I had a good chat with the manager and he welcomed me very well, the players as well, I trained and they’ve given me the chance now. It’s a great opportunity to come here and be in the position where we want to go up. I had the opportunity with Portsmouth to go up, now I want to do the same thing here.”
Manager Graham Alexander added:
“He is a player I knew from before; I tried to sign him at my first club about four or five years ago, he’s a superb player but he went elsewhere.
“We always kept a tab on his career but he hasn’t had a club this year because of injury problems, nothing major, niggles which have kept him back but he didn’t want to join a club without being fully fit so we got in contact probably two weeks ago, invited him in to train, and he showed he was fit.
“I know him as a player, not from working with him but from my teams playing against him and I know the quality that he has, his quality as a central midfield player is unquestionable, it’s just making sure he’s got the resilience to stay fit consistently to play as many games as possible.
“It’s an opportunity for Amine to not get his career up and running but to resurrect it, he’s been off the radar for a little while but he’s only 29 and he’s got the qualities that would fit into our team and the opportunity’s there for him.”
We would like to extend a warm welcome to Amine and his family, and wish you a successful stay with the club!