India Super League (ISL) side have signed defender Sergio Juste Marin, with the former Barcelona 'B' skipper becoming their fifth foreign signing of the season. Juste, who is popularly known as Chechi, joins Bruno Pinheiro, Ferran Corominas, Ahmed Jahouh and Manuel Arana as the new signings for the 2015 ISL runners-up. The 25-year-old is the 11th Spaniard who will play in the ISL next season.
He was a free agent before putting pen to paper on the FC Goa deal and last played at Spanish club CE L’Hospitalet, who released him last month. The 25-year-old is considered to be very versatile, schooled in the Barcelona style of football as he is a graduate of the La Masia academy.
A player who is adept at playing the ball from the back, Marin is looking forward to playing for the club in what will be his first experience outside Spain.
"I look forward to playing for FC Goa. This is a new challenge for me and I will be playing outside of Spain for the first time. I thank the club for their faith in my abilities and hope that I can repay that faith with my performances for the team", Marin said, as quoted by Times of India.
"There are already a few other players from Spain and with that in mind, I think I will be able to slot in the team's style of play very easily," he added.
Goa are yet to win the ISL title and will be looking to compete for silverware this season after making a number of signings ahead of the next season.