FC Goa has completed the signing of Spanish defender Marc Valiente ahead of the Hero Indian Super League season. Valiente has put pen to paper on a one-year contract with the club keeping him until 2023. The signing completes the foreign contingent comprising of Fares Arnaout, Alvaro Vazquez, Iker Guarrotxena, Noah Sadaoui and Edu Bedia.

“I’m really excited to start this new chapter in my career. It’s an opportunity for me to live new experiences,” Marc Valiente said after completing his move to FC Goa. “Carlos (Pena) was the biggest influence on my decision. He told me everything about his plan as a head coach and also about the club. I also had some chats with Alvaro (Vazquez), having shared the dressing room with both in the past. It was comforting to have him on my team as he is an amazing player and person.”

Meanwhile, Jamshedpur FC has retained one of its most consistent performers in Jitendra Singh. His contract extension will see him stay at the club until 2024. The U17 World Cup player was an integral part of their League Winners’ Shield win.

“The trust set in me by everyone at the club gave me a lot of confidence and it translated into a lot of playing time, especially last season,” Jitendra Sigh said. “My overall experience at Jamshedpur FC has shaped me as a better midfielder. Having played in front of the loud and proud fans at the Furnace earlier as well, I am looking forward to coming back to Jamshedpur as a Champion and helping the club bring more silverware.”  

“I am extremely delighted that we have secured the services of Jitu after some excellent performances last season, often an unsung hero in many of Jamshedpur’s wins. I am looking forward to working with him, he has the potential to be an excellent player for club and country,” head coach Aidy Boothroyd said.

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