Odisha FC announced on Monday that the club has reached an agreement with Aridai Cabrera that sees the Spanish winger representing the Bhubaneswar-based club in the eighth edition of the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL).
The 32-year-old winger comes with a vast experience of playing professional football for various Spanish teams after starting his youth career with Universidad LP. He also made his maiden senior appearance for Universidad LP B in 2006 and played for their senior team the very next year.
He has also represented other clubs like RCD Mallorca, Girona FC, Betis B, Hospitalet, Sabadell FC, Huracan, Valencia B, Cultural Leonesa and Las Palmas.
After signing for Odisha FC, Aridai expressed, “I am very happy to sign for Odisha FC and I am really excited to play in India. I want to meet my teammates soon and start preparing for the upcoming season. We will definitely make sure that Odisha FC does well in the next ISL.“
Speaking about the new foreign signing, Head Coach Kiko Ramirez commented, “Aridai is an electric player who can change the game with the magic that is needed in football. He is a footballer with a very refined technical quality and capable of surpassing the opponents with his feints. He is a dribbler and with his speed, we can say that he is a different footballer. If he is motivated and people are with him, he can have a big impact in the ISL.”
Welcoming Aridai, OFC Club President Mr. Raj Athwal said, “We are delighted to capture the signing of Aridai after beating off interest from elsewhere to get him. He is a skillful and exciting player, who has knowledge and experience in the game, and will be invaluable to the younger members of our squad.”
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