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ISL: FC Goa confirm signing of Iker Guarrotxena on a two-year deal

Arjun Singh Devgan
Iker Guarrotxena has signed for FC Goa ahead of 2022/23 ISL season
Iker Guarrotxena has signed for FC Goa ahead of 2022/23 ISL season / Robert Cianflone/GettyImages
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Indian Super League (ISL) side, FC Goa on Friday confirmed the signing of Iker Guarrotxena on a two-year deal as head coach, Carlos Pena further strengthens his squad ahead of the upcoming league season.

Guarrotxena spent last season in the colours of UD Logrones in the Primera Division RFEF (Spanish third-tier) where he was the fourth-highest goal-scorer in the league with 14 strikes that included a hat-trick and two braces. With 17 goal contributions in all (including three assists), the Spaniard’s play helped Logrones secure a place in the promotion play-offs.

"FC Goa showed confidence in me, and hence, I’ll try my best to take them to new heights. Except Goa, I had options from clubs from different countries as well as in Spain. When I spoke with Goa, I was very clear that I wanted to join a project where I could win something. I wanted to win a title, a league. And for me, FC Goa was the best chance of winning something this season. And that’s why I joined FC Goa," Guarrotxena said on signing for the Gaurs.

The 29-year-old brings a lot of experience to attack for FC Goa as he has played in a number of different countries during his career and will look to ensure that he can help his new club challenge for honours come next season.

“We’re very pleased to bring someone like Iker Guarrotxena on board. We were looking to bring in a player who would contribute in creativity and connect the play. He brings a lot of decisive quality in the final 3rd and has a lot of versatility about him, as he can play in multiple positions equally well. His profile fit exactly what the team needed," Ravi Puskur, FC Goa’s Director of Football said on the Spaniard's signing.

“When we first spoke to him, he transmitted a burning desire and ambition to win trophies and that is precisely the sort of mentality we’re looking to bring into our dressing room,” he added.

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