Odisha FC are delighted to announce that they have signed the services of Spanish winger Aridai Cabrera ahead of the eight season of the Hero Indian Super League, the club announced on Monday.
Cabrera, the 32-year-old winger has all the experience under his belt and has played for a lot of Spanish clubs. The veteran had made his youth career debut with Universidad LP.
He has played for clubs like RCD Mallorca, Girona FC, Betis B, Hospitalet, Sabadell FC, Huracan, Valencia B, Cultural Leonesa and Las Palmas and thus his experience will add value to the team.
After signing for Odisha FC, Aridai said, “I am very happy to sign for Odisha FC and I am really excited to play in India. I want to meet my teammates soon and start preparing for the upcoming season. We will definitely make sure that Odisha FC does well in the next [Hero] ISL.”
Speaking about the new foreign signing, Head Coach Kiko Ramirez commented, “Aridai is an electric player who can change the game with the magic that is needed in football. He is a footballer with very refined technical quality and capable of surpassing the opponents with his feints. He is a dribbler and with his speed, we can say that he is a different footballer. If he is motivated and people are with him, he can have a big impact in the [Hero] ISL.”
Welcoming Aridai, OFC Club President Mr Raj Athwal said, “We are delighted to capture the signing of Aridai after beating off interest from elsewhere to get him. He is a skilful and exciting player, who has knowledge and experience in the game, and will be invaluable to the younger members of our squad.”
Odisha FC had finished the previous season as wooden spooners as they could only manage two wins from 20 matches. Thus, Cabrera will aim to help the team in turning the tables in the eighth season of the tournament.