New Delhi(DL), September 21 : Hyderabad(Hyd) FC on Mon. declared the signing of Spanish forward Francisco ‘Fran’ Sandaza on a one-year deal. The 35-year-old signs from Spanish Segunda Division side Alcorcon, & become the 6th new foreign signing for the club this season.
“I’m quite happy & excited to sign for this club. It’s a new challenge in my career & I’m eager to arrive in India(In) begin training with my new teammates. The Indian Super League is enhancing each yr.. A plenty of great players have performed within the league till now. I’ve performed with & over some of them that have informed me great things regarding the ISL, so I’m keen to be part of it,” stated Sandaza according to an ISL media declare.
The Toledo-born forward rose using the ranks in Leganes & Coslada before turning out for his own homeland side CD Toledo. He afterwards shifted to Valencia Reserves & after playing for Onda & Pucolis on loan, Sandaza headed overseas joining Scottish Premier League side Dundee United in 2008 where he said a Scottish FA Cup trophy.
He shifted to England signing for Brighton & Hove Albion where he won the English League 1. A move return to Scotland followed with a switch to St. Johnstone & afterwards a stretch with Glasgow giants Rangers FC. He afterwards repatriated to Spain & featured for CD Lugo & Girona within the Segunda Division before moving to Japan in 2015.
Looking ahead to the upcoming season, he stated, “My aim is to work (5) tough to try & contribute as numerous goals for the tandem. It’s going to be a challenging season & I’ll give my 1 hundred per cent each time I’m on the pitch.”
Hyderabad(Hyd) FC head coach Manolo Marquez believes Sandazawill be a massive asset for the club this season. “Fran Sandaza is a quite well-known striker in Spain. He’s a powerful & a technically gifted player & he’s experienced football in different levels in Spain, the UK, Japan & China. He’s a full forward who likes to score goals & create chances for his own teammates.”