Polish centre-half joins from Bohemians
Waterford have announced the new signing of of Kacper Radkowski from Bohemians.
The Polish centre back joins on a long-term deal from Slask Wroclaw, for an undisclosed fee.
Radkowski, who’s been capped at U19 and U20 International level, is no stranger to the League of Ireland having spent 2023 on loan with Bohemians.
The 22-year-old impressed in his first season in the League of Ireland, an almost ever-present as he made 34 league appearances for Bohemians, plus four FAI Cup matches.
The 6ft 4in defender, who made his first team debut in Poland’s top flight, Ekstraklasa, at just 18, is the latest to join Keith Long’s side ahead of the club’s return to the SSE Airtricity Men's Premier Division for 2024.
Speaking to WaterfordFC.ie, Kacper said: “I’m very happy to be here, and hoping it’ll be a good time together. My agent told me that there was an option to join Waterford. I spoke to the gaffer, and here I am. I’m here and I’m happy, and I hope it’ll be a good season together.
“I had a very good time [playing with Bohemians] last year; [It was a] good team, new people; and a new place for me too in Ireland. To be fair, I think at that time it was very good for me as a player because I played a lot of minutes. It was unlucky at the end of the season [losing the FAI Cup final], but it will be a good memory for me.
“I’m a warrior. I fight for every ball; I fight for every minute. I’m comfortable on the ball, and I’m excited to help the team.
“I hope it’ll be a good season for us, and I hope that there will be a lot of fans here at the RSC this season for every game just like in the SSE Airtricity Men's Premier Division last season.”
Speaking to WaterfordFC.ie, Head Coach Keith Long said: “I’m delighted to sign Kacper and we’re really happy to have him at the club. We’re working hard behind the scenes and Kacper will be a really good addition to the squad.
“He’s a player that has been on my radar for a number of seasons and I’m really looking forward to finally getting the opportunity to work with him.”