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SC Bengal East ready to sign Spaniard Fran Sota

ISL 2021-22: SC East Bengal ready to sign Spanish all-round midfielder Fran Sota

SIL 2021-22: SC Bengal East have signed Spain’s all-round midfielder Fran Sota as a second reinforcement in the winter transfer window. The Spaniard will join the club on a short-term contract and will remain with the Rouge et Or until the end of the current Indian Super League campaign. Follow all ISL 2021-22 LIVE updates only on InsideSport.IN

There are reports that Amir Dervisevic is separating from the club and Fran Sota will replace him. The Rouge et Or had previously loaned Brazilian striker Marcelo Riberio to Portuguese Gil Vicente FC. The young Brazilian striker has joined the club to replace already departing Daniel Chima Chukwu.

Sota is an attacking midfielder who can also fit in on both flanks and is hoping the two new foreigners can combine and create magic on the pitch. SC East Bengal are in desperate need of magic as they still haven’t won in ISL this season, even after eleven matches. They have recorded just six draws and five losses and are currently languishing at the bottom of the table with just six points.

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Therefore, the arrival of Sota and Riberio may change a few things for the giants of Kolkata. Sota started his career in Osasuna’s youth squad and gradually rose through the ranks but never made it into the senior squad. The 31-year-old versatile midfielder has plied his trade for lower division Spanish sides including teams like Pena Sports FC, CD Varea, SD Logrones, SD Leioa and CD Tropezon. The two best teams he has appeared for are Calahorra and Racing Ferrol, both present in the Segunda B Groupo B or technically the third tier of the Spanish football pyramid.

SC Bengal East ready to sign Spaniard Fran Sota
ISL 2021-22: SC East Bengal ready to sign Spanish all-round midfielder Fran Sota

Sota is a player who has excellent ball control and has the ability to move the ball around the field. He also has a knack for scoring goals after appearing late in the box. He has scored four goals in 17 appearances for his previous teams, CD Calahorra. Therefore, his combination with the Indians and also with Antonio Perosevic and new recruit Marcelo Riberio will be very crucial.

SC East Bengal have also parted ways with their head coach Manolo Diaz after a string of poor results. Indian assistant coach Renedy Singh stepped in as interim coach as the club named Spain tactician Mario Rivera as their next boss. Rivera is serving his quarantine but that will be over before their next game against FC Goa.

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