Bengaluru FC, on Wednesday, introduced the signing of Spanish attacking midfielder Javi Hernandez on a two-year-deal, forward of the 2022-23 season. The 33-year-old has represented ATK, ATK Mohun Bagan and Odisha FC within the Indian Tremendous League in current seasons, and is a product of the Actual Madrid Castilla.
Earlier than making the change to India in 2019, Hernandez turned out for golf equipment in Spain, Sweden, Romania, Poland and Azerbaijan.
“I’m delighted to affix Bengaluru FC. I wished to remain within the Indian Tremendous League, and for me, Bengaluru FC is without doubt one of the finest locations to be. I’m wanting ahead to the brand new season, assembly my new teammates and workers and in direction of serving to the group obtain its aims,” mentioned Javi, after finishing the formalities on his deal.
Hernandez started his youth profession with native aspect CDF Pizarrales, earlier than transferring to UD Salamanca in 2002 after which the Actual Madrid Youth Academy on the age of 16, in 2005. He made his senior debut with the Actual Madrid Castilla in Segunda División B, earlier than stints in Halmstad, Salamanca, CD Ourense, and Burgos CF.
“I’m conscious that over the past two seasons, the membership has not been capable of attain the degrees it goals to. I’m motivated to provide my finest in each coaching session and each match, to assist this group obtain its targets and that’s to be among the many finest within the nation. I imagine this membership and its followers deserve that,” added the Spaniard.
Javi moved to Romania with Poli Timișoara in 2015, adopted by stints in Poland with Gornik Leczna and Azerbaijan with Gabala. After a two-year return to Poland with Krakow-based membership MKS Cracovia, the Spaniard crossed shores to India, signing with ATK in 2019.
“Javi is a participant who we have now seen over the previous few years, and is somebody whose statistics converse for themselves. Creativity and protecting the ball are his strengths, add to that his expertise, and I’ve little question he can be a job mannequin each on and off the sector. I’m significantly excited to see him hyperlink up with the younger expertise we have now within the squad and assist them and the group develop,” mentioned Membership Director, Parth Jindal.
Javi, who performed 19 out of 20 video games for Odisha FC within the League final time period, scored six occasions for the Juggernauts, and registered 5 assists by means of the course of the season.