Indian Super League (ISL) side, Odisha FC on Tuesday confirmed the signing of Spanish midfielder, Víctor Rodríguez Romero with the player understood to have successfully cleared his medical in Barcelona ahead of the confirmation.
Romero who started his career at Barcelona and spent four years in their famed La Masia academy, is a widely experienced midfielder having made more than 340 career appearances for various clubs in Spain and USA, including 140 appearances in LaLiga, 45 appearances in LaLiga2, 13 appearances in Copa Del Rey, and more than 50 appearances in Major League Soccer (MLS) while also winning the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2019 MLS Cup Final.
The 32-year-old’s signing is a huge coup for Odisha considering that just last season he was playing for Elche in the LaLiga for whom he made 19 appearances in total. That he has also made two appearances for Catalonia just goes to show how highly rated he is, with the Spaniard sure to add bite and steel to the club’s midfield.
The Juggernauts will hope that his signing will help propel them to do better in the upcoming ISL season and improve on their disappointing seventh place finish in the league last time around.