ISL: FC Pune City sign Mexican striker Zurdo Rodriguez

Pune, Aug 18 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Pune City on Thursday announced the signing of Mexican striker Anibal Zurdo Rodriguez for the forthcoming third edition of the tournament.

The 33-year old, who will make his debut in ISL, started his career with Atletico Madrid playing for their youth team.

He then graduated and went on to play for Spanish clubs like Deportivo Guadalajara, Mostoles, Valencia ‘B’ and CE Sabadell FC scoring over 100 goals. His best performances came while donning CE Sabadell FC kit where he scored 28 goals in 74 appearances.

Anibal said he was looking forward to meet his new family — his FC Pune City teammates, team management and fans.

“I hope to create a strong relationship with everyone involved with this club. This is a new chapter in my career. I will do everything in my abilities for FC Pune City to achieve their ultimate goal,” Zurdo Rodriguez said.

Head coach Antonio Habas was pleased with the new addition.

“Anibal is a quality striker, for his speed and overall work rate are characteristics that I admire. I’m very excited at the prospect of working with him now for the benefit of FC Pune City,” Habas said.



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