NorthEast United sign Uruguayan striker Aneff

Shillong, June 28 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) announced on Tuesday the signing of Uruguayan striker Sasha Aneff for the forthcoming third edition of the football tournament.

The 25-year-old, former Uruguay Under-20 International, who played club football in Croatia, Slovenia, Uruguay and Sweden, is the fourth international signing made by the Highlanders.

Aneff’s signing followed the recruitment of Katsumi Yusa, Mailson Alves and Manoel Morais Amorim and kept in tune with the heavy South American flavour quickly developing at the club.

“I am very happy with all the love that I have received from the NorthEast United FC supporters. It is what a player wants. The amount of fans that we have in the stadium for each home game is crazy,” Aneff said in a release.

“We missed out on a play-off spot by so little last year. This year we will aim to rectify that. I can assure you that I will give my hundred per cent in every training session and every game. I cannot wait to come to India and get started.”

NEUFC’s head coach Sergio Farias was pleased with the signing of the young Uruguayan.

“Any good side needs to have a balanced mixture on youth and experience. In Sasha we have someone who has a good engine, works hard for the team, is a good header of the ball and is always anticipating things in the box,” Farias said.



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