Bengaluru FC sign Spanish midfielder Perez

Bengaluru FC sign Spanish midfielder Perez

Bengaluru FC sign Spanish midfielder Perez

Bengaluru FC completed the signing of Spanish midfielder Victor Perez Alonso from Polish side Wisla Krakow on Friday.

After another Spaniard Edu Garcia moved to Chinese side Zhejiang Lucheng last week, BFC were actively looking to fortify the midfield and Perez's experience will be handy for the side as they challenge on three fronts - Indian Super League, AFC Cup and Super Cup.

Coach Albert Roca said he was confident the late addition will be an important one.

"We are happy to have got Victor on board for the rest of the season. He is an experienced player and will provide us with a good option as we enter the business end of the season. The ISL play-offs are at the door and we even have the AFC Cup and the Super Cup to play for, where his experience will come handy," said the Bengaluru boss.

The former Real Valladolid player's deal will run till the end of the season and the 30-year-old expressed his happiness at moving to the Blues.

"I was at the stadium to watch the game last night and enjoyed the way the team played. The atmosphere was fantastic too. I'm really happy to be here and cannot wait to get on the pitch and contribute to all that this club is trying to achieve," said Perez who will the No 44 shirt at BFC.

Born in Albacete, Castile-La Mancha, Victor began his professional career with Getafe CF 'B' and AD Alcorcón 'B'. The midfielder broke into Alcorcón's first team in the 2008–09 season, competing in Segunda Division B.

The following season, Victor was signed by Segunda Division side SD Huesca where over two seasons he notched 44 league appearances. At the start of the 2011-12 season, he moved to Real Valladolid and played a key role in his side's promotion winning campaign.

Perez was an ever present figure in the Valladolid midfield racking up 43 appearances and scoring six times as they won the promotion play-offs to return to La Liga after a two-year absence.

Perez continued to impress at Valladolid in La Liga where he made 44 appearances scoring 5 goals in the Spanish top-flight. In 2014-15, the midfielder played for Levante in La Liga before a short stint Major League Soccer-side Chicago Fire in the US.

He then returned to Spain turning up for Córdoba CF (2015-16) and Alcorcón (2016-17) in the Spanish second division, before moving joining Polish side Wisla Krakow at the start of the 2017-18 season.

 

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