Kerala Blasters FC signs Australian striker Apostolos Gianos

This step is subject to a medical test which will be completed in due course. The 32-year-old hails from A-League side Macarthur FC, who has a one-year deal with the club.

Jianou has represented Australia at youth-team level. He has also made 12 appearances with the Australian senior national team, recording two goals and four assists. He also made 1 appearance for the Greek national team.

Commenting on Blaster’s first overseas signing in the summer, Karolis Skinkis said, “I am very happy that Apostolos finally joined Kerala Blasters. He was our target for the past two years. He is a hardworking attacker who has the potential to play us. Fits the style. I adore him too as he is a player who plays for the team. I wish him the best of times in Kerala!”

“I am really excited to sign for Kerala Blasters. I will give my all to achieve the team’s goals for this year.” Jianou said happy on signing with his new club.

Spanish striker Iker Guarottsena joins FC Goa

FC Goa have added another Spanish striker to their ranks as Iker Guarotxena has joined the club on a two-year deal, the club confirmed on Friday.

Guarrotxena spent last season in the Primera Division RFEF (Spanish third-tier) under the colors of UD Logrones, where he was the fourth-highest goalscorer in the league with 14 strikes, including a hat-trick and two braces. With 17 goals contributed (including three assists) in all, the Spaniard’s game helped Logrons secure a place in the promotion play-offs.

“It is an honor to be a part of FC Goa. There are very few foreign players in the club and I am proud to be among the few. FC Goa showed faith in me, and hence, I will do my best to take it . Take them to new heights,” said Guarotsena from after signing on the dotted line.

Born and raised in the city of Bilbao in northern Spain, Iker Guarrotsena spent the bulk of his football career in his home country. With a large Spanish contingent with Gaur, the winger-forward should feel comfortable with the playing style.

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