Livingston FC is pleased to announce the signing of 28-year-old Dominican Republic international, Luiyi de Lucas.
The 6’4” defender joins the Lions from FC Haka who play in the Veikkausliiga – the top tier of Finnish football, where he picked up the Player of the Year award in 2021.
Capped 8 times for his native Dominican Republic, the defender impressed while on trial here in West Lothian, convincing manager David Martindale to capture his signature on an 18-month-deal with the club having an option to trigger an additional year at the end of that initial period.
Luiyi will wear the number 23 shirt and will be available for immediate selection.
Manager David Martindale said: “I’m delighted to bring Luiyi into the building. It’s no secret that we’re probably going to lose at least one central defender at the club in the summer so I felt it was important to get one in which allows the player time to adapt to the league and the club.
“Luiyi was in training with me last season and done okay but I felt he needed more competitive football at a good level. He went out and got that with FC Haka in Finland.
“He came back in on trial in November after a successful season with FC Haka and I could already see the improvement in his game so I’m really happy to get him over the line and he’s a player that I am sure will prove his worth to the squad in the coming months.”
Welcome to Livingston, Luiyi!