SERIE A Club Venezia FC is pleased to announce the signing of Moroccan midfielder Sofian Kiyine, 23, on loan from S.S. Lazio.
Born in Belgium, Kiyine came through the JMG Academy of Lierse in Belgium then was transfered to Standard of Liege before a successful trial with Chievo Verona that brought him to Italy. After a year, Kiyine made it into Chievo’s first team in the 2016/17 season. At age 19, Kiyine made his professional debut in the Coppa Italia in November 2016. In the second half of the 2016/17 season he dressed up in seven Serie A games. In the season of 2018/19 he was loaned to Salernitana in Serie B, then for the 2018/19 season Kiyine returned to Chievo and made 23 appearances (nine starts), witch convinced Lazio to acquire him in July 2019 in a deal worth around €1.5 million.
In the last two seasons, Lazio loaned Kiyine back to Salernitana. In 2019/20, Kiyine made 34 appearances and scored 10 goals in Serie B, plus two appearances and one goal in the Coppa Italia. Last season, Kiyine made 13 appearances to help the club earn promotion to Serie A for the first time in 23 years.
” I played in Serie A four years ago with Chievo, I was young at the time and thought that I was ready, but looking back I realize I wasn’t. I have matured a lot during those years in Serie B and I think I can now face the First Division League in the best possible way. “Sofian Kiyine