ISL: Bengaluru FC signal Kristian Opseth, Fran Gonzalez on season-long offers | Soccer Information

BENGALURU: Bengaluru FC on Tuesday introduced the signing of Norwegian striker Kristian Opseth and versatile Spanish centre-back Francisco Gonzalez forward of the upcoming Indian Tremendous League, prone to start in November.
Having introduced the departure of Brazilian mid-fielder Raphael Augusto and Spanish defender Alberto Serran, the duo completes Bengaluru’s allocation for foreigners within the squad.
Opseth, who stands at 6 toes 2 inches, began his profession at Kaupanger IL in Norway, earlier than stints at Forde, Sogndal and Bodo/Glimt FC within the Norwegian Divisions.
The 30-year-old spent the 2018-19 season in Turkey with Erzurumspor earlier than his most up-to-date stint within the A-League with Adelaide United.
“I received a very good feeling after chatting with the coach (Carles Cuadrat) and the truth that Bengaluru is all the time a powerful competitor for the title triggered it for me,” mentioned Opseth, after signing a season-long deal.
Whereas the Norwegian is new to Indian soccer, fellow signing Fran Gonzalez is not any stranger to this nation, having plied his commerce with Mohun Bagan of their title-winning 2019-20 I-League marketing campaign.
The Spaniard — who has had stints in Cyprus, Thailand, Poland and Hong Kong — scored 10 targets for the Mariners final time period, and was joint-second highest goal-scorer within the I-League.
“After just one season in India, I realised how massive Bengaluru FC is as a membership. It will likely be a unique season for certain, staying in Goa with out our followers, however I’m certain that we may be profitable collectively.
“I am unable to wait to start!” mentioned Gonzalez, after finishing formalities on a one-year deal.
Coach Carles Cuadrat mentioned the signing of Opseth and Gonzalez would lend solidity to an already robust squad.
“The additions of Kristian and Fran to the squad for this season makes us a really aggressive crew and that is what we at Bengaluru FC attempt to be season after season,” he mentioned.
“Fran has received a title final season, and is aware of Indian circumstances. In the meantime, Kristian is a confirmed goalscorer and together with Deshorn Brown and Cleiton Silva, he offers us the arrogance we want in assault.”

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