Bengaluru: Indian Football League club Bengaluru announced, on Wednesday, the signing of Spanish midfielder Javi Hernandez for two years, ahead of the 2022-23 season.
The Blues confirmed the signing of Hernandez via their social media.
Hi Javi! Bengaluru FC tweeted: “Spain striker @javih89 has put pen to paper on a two-year deal with the Blues.
The 33-year-old has represented ATK, ATK Mohun Bagan and Odisha FC in the Indian Premier League in recent seasons and is a product of Real Madrid Castilla. Before moving to India in 2019, Hernandez moved to clubs in Spain, Sweden, Romania, Poland and Azerbaijan.
“I am happy to join the Bengaluru team. I wanted to stay in the Indian Premier League, and for me, Bengaluru FC is one of the best places. I am looking forward to the new season, meeting my new teammates and staff,” Javi said, after completing the formalities of his deal. To help the team achieve its goals.
Hernandez started his football career with local team CDF Pizarrales, before moving to UD Salamanca in 2002 and then to Real Madrid Youth Academy at the age of 16, in 2005. He made his debut with Real Madrid Castilla in Segunda División B, before spells in Halmstad, Salamanca and CD Ourense and Burgos CF.
“I realize that over the past two seasons, the club has not been able to reach the levels it aims for. I am excited to do my best, in every training session and every match, to help this team achieve its goals and be among the best in the country. I think that this The club and its fans deserve it.”
Javi moved to Romania with Poli Timi?oara in 2015, followed by spells in Poland with Gornik Leczna and Azerbaijan with Gabala. After a two-year return to Poland with Krakow-based club MKS Cracovia, the Spaniard crossed shores to India, signing with ATK in 2019.
His arrival led ATK to its third win of the tournament, and he scored two goals in the final match against Chennaiyin FC. Hernandez stood out in the midfield for ATK that season, scoring 5 goals and providing five assists in twenty games.
The Spanish midfielder, who played 19 out of 20 matches for the Odisha club in the league last season, scored six goals for the Leviathan, and scored five assists during the season.
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