Kerala Blasters who are struggling in Indian Super League, have signed Spanish midfielder Juan De Lopez(Juande) as the replacement for Sergio Cidoncha.
Juande is a 34-years-old Defensive midfielder from Spain. He left his former club Perth Glory which plays in A-league. where he had 43 appearances and 2 goals for the team.
“I am very excited to be a part of a great franchise like Kerala Blasters FC, a club that has the best fans in the entire country. I would like to thank the club management for this opportunity and can’t wait to be there together with my teammates and the coaching staff to fight it out all-together,”– Juande
Juande made his first professional debut back in 2005 with Spanish team Real Betis where he made 69 appearances for the club in his six-year stint where he found the net thrice. The hard-tackling midfielder spent a short loan spell during the second half of the 2010-11 season. The Spanish midfielder has also played one match in UEFA Champions League.
Apart from that Juande has also played in the lower leagues of Belgium and Italy. After that, he joined Perth Glory in 2018. Juande is currently undergoing his mandatory quarantine at the team hotel and will start training with the team soon.
He has achieved the runner’s trophy in Spain with Real Betis and other runners up the trophy with Perth Glory in Australia.
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