Indian Super League (ISL) outfit East Bengal FC is all set to complete the signing of Hyderabad FC’s Spanish striker Javier Siverio for the upcoming season, Halfway Football can confirm.
“Agreement has been reached between both the parties (Javier Siverio and East Bengal FC). Siverio will join the ISL side on a season-long deal,” a source informed Halfway Football.
The 25-year-old striker joined Hyderabad FC ahead of the 2021-22 Hero ISL season. He started his youth career with Laguna and later joined the youth set-up of the Spanish Segunda Division side Las Palmas in 2015. At 19, he was part of the Las Palmas B side that trained under Hyderabad FC head coach Manolo Marquez. After spending a couple of seasons with Las Palmas B, Siverio joined Racing Santander in 2018.
In the 2018-19 season, the 23-year-old turned up for Racing Santander II scoring 16 goals in 22 appearances in his debut season, where he also played and scored for the Racing first team in Segunda B. He followed it up with a 24-goal campaign for Racing Santander II next season, wherein he also featured and scored for Racing’s first team in the 2019-20 Segunda A División.
The center-forward hailing from Santa Cruz de Tenerife has featured in more than 50 matches for the Nizams across all the competitions, netting 16 goals and assisiting twice within the two seasons.
On the other hand, East Bengal FC will have a new look, coming onto their forth season in the ISL as they have appointed former ISL-wnning manager Carles Cuadrat. The Red and Gold Brigade are actively looking for new recruitments in the transfer market. Edwin Vanspaul from Chennaiyin FC and Nandakumar Shekhar from Odisha FC have already signed contracts with the club and more Indian signings are expected to be completed in the coming weeks. East Bengal has prepared a list of foreign players and has also sent contract papers to some of them.
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