PSC Pro Soccer Combine attendee Dante Leverock has earned trials with Estonian top-tier side JK Narva Trans.
25-year-old Bermuda international, Leverock, impressed a number of professional coaches and scouts during PSC’s Fort Lauderdale combine last month, and PSC’s network of Baltic scouts, including former Narva Trans striker Aleksandrs Čekulajevs, quickly recommended the defender to the club.
Speaking following confirmation of the trials, ex-USL player Leverock expressed his gratitude in being offered a professional opportunity in Europe.
“I want to thank PSC for providing me with an opportunity to further my professional career,” said Leverock.
“The combine was a great experience and very well organized – I was able to showcase my skills in front of a number of coaches.
“I am grateful to Tom and the PSC team, and at the same time very excited to be challenging myself to earn a contract in Europe,” added Leverock.
Leverock’s Bermudan roots ignite old memories for PSC’s Managing Director Paul Taylor, who made history when he brought Kyle Lightbourne to Walsall FC in 1992, making the forward one of the first Bermudans to play professional football in Europe. Lightbourne went on to be a great success at the club, and earned a move to former English Premier League side Coventry City for a then-significant fee of £500,000.
Indeed, Leverock will be looking to follow in the footsteps of his fellow countryman and make his mark on European soil. And having evaluated Leverock’s on-the-field ability a number of times over the years, PSC Director Tom Taylor revealed that the Narva Trans trial could be a perfect opportunity for the center-back to reignite his professional career.
“Estonia is a great chance for Leverock to begin his career abroad,” said Taylor.
“Leverock came on our Showcase Tour of Sweden in 2014 and it’s clear he’s progressed since, gaining experience in the USL.
“Over the years the USL has seen significant growth, meaning more high-profile players are being attracted to the league. This makes it considerably harder for up-and-coming American players to show their worth, and this is why opportunities in Europe are invaluable for individuals,” added Taylor.