Roberto Eslava extends his contract with Chennai City FC


Chennai City FC had an formidable season. Akbar Nawas and his men hardly kept a foot wrong. After such a successful season, Club has already started to strengthen the squad with new signings and retaining good performers from last season.

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Born in Telde, Eslava made his senior debut in the 2007–08 season with UD Telde in Tercera Division. He spent the following two seasons with UD Las Palmas Atlético and Universidad de Las Palmas CF in the Segunda División B, before returning to the fourth tier in 2011 with CD Marino.

In 2012, Eslava joined Atlético Granadilla in the same tier. Although his team managed to reach the promotion play-offs, but was eliminated after losing to Gimnástica Segoviana. After a stint with Marino, he signed for UD San Fernando on 25 July 2015. In October 2017, he moved to fellow league club Unionistas de Salamanca CF. He played regularly for the team, with his side winning promotion to Segunda B.

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On 2 May 2018, Eslava moved abroad and joined Chennai City. Now, he has signed a new 3 year deal with the club. Eslava played big role in Chennai City FC’s successfull season. He also managed to score 2 goals. He fromed a solid defensive partnership with young Gaurav Bora. Apart from Eslava, Chennai City FC also had extended the contracts of Sandro, Manzi and Nestor. But looks like Nestor is set to leave the club after reports came out that FC Pune City signed him without permission of Chennai City FC.