Bengaluru Football Club, on Friday, announced the signing of 34-year-old centre-back Albert Serran, ahead of their Indian Super League campaign, set to kick off in a month’s time. A widely traveled and experienced defender, Serran joins the Blues as their seventh overseas signing, having turned out for Carles Cuadrat’s men in two pre-season friendlies, against Villarreal CF B and FC Barcelona B in the Club’s tour of Spain.

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Born in Barcelona, Serran is a product of RCD Espanyol’s youth system and featured in three La Liga games during his time with the Periquitos. In 2008, Serran signed a three-year deal with English Club Swansea City, who were then in the Football League Championship. He made appeared 42 times for Swans before Leaving in 2011 and went on to play for the likes of AEK Larnaca, Alcorcon, Anorthosis Famagusta and Doxa Katokopia, before joining Albanian Superliga champions FK Kukesi in 2017. Serran’s most recent contract was with Morrocon side Chabab Rif Al Hoceima.

After signing for BFC the Spaniard said, “It’s a great experience in my career to sign for Bengaluru FC. The pre-season in Spain was great and I had the chance to meet the staff and players. I was given a warm welcome and felt very good from the beginning. I’m expecting to arrive in Bengaluru soon, to know more about the fans and the city,” 

Serran is an extremely versatile defender and can occupy all three defensive positions in a back four or a Back five. The Former Swansea Player will most Probably start alongside compatriot Juanan Gonzalez and Rahul Bheke will resume his duties as a full-back. 

Having bowed out of the 2018 AFC Cup with a 5-2 aggregate loss to Altyn Asyr FK, the Blues prepare for their Indian Super League opener, against Chennaiyin FC, at the Kanteerava Stadium on September 30 and the Blues will be hoping their new recruit can hit the ground running.


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