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FC Goa signs Spanish midfielder Manuel Arana

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

FC today announced the signing of winger Manuel Arana on a one-year contract for the upcoming Indian Super League season.

Arana, who largely operates from the right wing, last played for Brisbane Roar in the A-League and Asian Champions League last season where he racked up five assists and made 24 appearances.

The Spaniard comes with plenty of experience in the top two divisions of where he has turned out for a host of clubs with a combined total of over 230 appearances and 40 goals to his name.

The Seville native was a product of the Betis youth system before moving to Castellon where his impressive performances in the second tier of Spanish football led to a move to Racing Santander.

He spent three seasons in the top division as a regular starter where he played 78 games. Following spells at Recreativo Huelva, RCD Mallorca and Rayo Vallecano, Arana moved to Brisbane Roar last year.

Speaking of the prospect of coming to India, the 32- year-old midfielder said: "I'm pleased to have signed for FC The league in is getting a lot of attention and I cant wait to come and experience it for myself.

"I have heard a lot of good things about FC and with Sergio Lobera as the head coach, I'm sure we can mount a very strong challenge for the top honours. I thank the club for placing their faith in me and will do my utmost to ensure we can achieve the desired results.

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 19:23 IST