PANAJI: Chennaiyin FC have announced the signing of Spanish midfielder Manuel Lanzarote on a short-term deal till the end of the ongoing Indian Super League season.
The 36-year-old former FC Barcelona graduate will arrive in Goa immediately and undergo the mandatory quarantine procedure before joining the squad, said a press release by the two-time champions.
Former FC Goa star Lanzarote is apparently a replacement for captain Rafael Crivellaro, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season following an ankle ligament injury he suffered against ATK Mohun Bagan on December 29, 2020.
“I am very happy and proud of the opportunity to play for a club that has won the ISL twice. Although it will be a very short stage, I hope to contribute with my experience and be able to help my team-mates to achieve our goal,” said Lanzarote.
“Lanza (Manuel Lanzarote) is a seasoned professional with experience of playing in India. We hope to have him involved at the earliest and remain in the mix to push for the play-offs at that stage. Albeit for a short period, we welcome him to the club and look forward to working together in achieving our objectives,” said CFC Head Coach Csaba Laszlo on Lanzarote’s signing.