Stefan Colovic’s time as a Dundalk player came to an end recently when he completed a relocate to Serbian SuperLiga club FK Cukaricki for a concealed cost.

The Argus had actually solely revealed that the winger could be on his escape of Oriel Park previously this month just one year into a two year offer having signed from Proleter Novi Sad last February.

The 26-year-old departs having actually made simply 25 appearances for the club, scoring once from the charge area in the 3-1 defeat away to Sligo Rovers in August and contributing 5 assists.

His legacy of being probably the most expensive deal in the club’s history means that Colovic being offloaded from the wage costs is something of a coup for a club who have been more wary in recent months of handing out luxurious offers.

Speaking after finishing his return to Serbia, nevertheless, Colovic said he ‘could not take’ the loneliness of living in Ireland having actually been isolated here for a number of months after the league was stopped just days after his debut away in the 4-0 win away to Finn Harps in Ballybofey back in March.

‘ Everyone asks me why I returned however I had to, I couldn’t take it anymore,’ said Colovic.

‘ I went from Proleter to the Republic of Ireland out of a desire to change something. I needed brand-new obstacles. I spent the very best 3 years in Proleter but I was fed up.

‘ An offer got here from Dundalk, the conditions were great and there was no reason for me not to leave but I was literally alone for 10 months because of Covid.

‘ No one could come to me since the whole country was locked down. I actually went nuts. I wasn’t interested in money anymore, definitely nothing, simply to leave.

‘ In addition, I understood that I could not go anywhere even more from that league. You simply play there and that’s it. I was no longer pleased.

‘ I met a great deal of good individuals (in Dundalk) but if somebody had actually told me prior to the journey to Ireland that it would be like that, I would not have accepted the offer.

‘ There is no point in having a hard time and being unhappy. I desired to go back to my nation and play football. I feel our league is a much better basic. Players must not leave Serbia at any cost, although I understand when they leave since the situation is challenging.

‘ In Ireland there are two or three groups, the others are weak. It is hard to play in Ireland, you are continuously pushing, running.’

Colovic’s brand-new club FK Cukaricki presently sit 4th in the Serbian SuperLiga table and are next in action competitively on February sixth when they take a trip to face 16th positioned Indija when the former Dundalk guy will be intending to make his launching.