Pune City sign Spanish forward Tato

Pune, Sep 20 (IANS) FC Pune City on Tuesday signed Spanish forward Jesus Tato for the third edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament.

Tato said he was excited at the prospect of playing football out of his comfort zone.

“I am turning a new page in my career. Having played in Spain for most of my career, adapting to new culture, new style and different players will be a challenge I will relish and hope it will make me a better player,” he said.

Tato started his career with Barcelona playing for their youth team. He scored 11 goals playing for the Catalan giants ‘C’ team in his three years with them.

He then moved on and played for Murcia, Albacete, Xerez, Las Palmas, Girona, Zaragoza in his senior career. Besides he also represented the Spanish U-16 and U-20 national teams.

Head coach Antonio Habas was pleased to have another ward from his homeland joining forces with him at FC Pune City.

“Tato is a player with a solid work ethic and is also a thorough team player to say the least,” Habas said.

“His attacking mindset makes him a dangerous player in any position that he plays. I welcome him to his new home and hope he makes the difference he is expected to make to the side.”

–IANS

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