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Kerala Blasters keen on Alvaro Vazquez

Kerala Blasters could be able to sign Alvaro Vazquez from Sporting Gijon

Kerala Blasters could yet again probably do the signing of the season by bringing Alvaro Vazquez from Sporting Gijon. The 30-year-old striker would be signing a one-year loan deal with the Yellow Army as per multiple reports.

Vazquez is currently rumoured alongside Argentine forward Jorge Pereyra Diaz in a surprise double swoop by the Southerners. However, after the addition of Enes Sipovic and Adrian Luna, it is for the first time a big rumour is circulating around Indian Super League.

They signed Vicente Gomez from Las Palmas last season. Will the Blasters come on top yet again with another mouthwatering deal? However, the player has another year left on his contract but is still keen on a move to India.

Will Alvaro Vazquez be the signing of the season after joining fan-favourite Kerala Blasters?

Alvaro Vazquez joined Gijon from Spanish giants Espanyol. Born in Barcelona, he made it into the senior team of the Catalan club aged 20 years during the 2010-11 season. Till now, he made 330 appearances across all the clubs scoring 66 goals and assisting 14 times.

He had several stints in Spain as well as in England such as Getafe, Gimnastic, Swansea City, Real Zaragoza, Espanyol, CE Sabadell as well as current club, Gijon. Mumbai City were the first ISL team to approach him but he reportedly turned down the offer.

According to The Bridge, the former Spanish U-23 player could be making his move to the Kerala club. Additionally, various Spanish sources such as Marca are also predicting a move for the striker to Kerala Blasters.

Another unnamed club also held talks with him but the deal collapsed. However, as per the above-mentioned source, Blasters are leading the race to sign him. Current signings Sipovic and Luna have begun their training session and are on the bench in the second friendly against Kerala United.

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