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ISL-X: East Bengal rope in experienced Spanish attacking midfielder Victor Vazquez

Vazquez comes to India with a wealth of experience, having previously plied his trade in clubs like Barcelona, Club Brugge, Toronto FC and Los Angeles Galaxy

Our Bureau Calcutta Published 01.02.24, 06:40 AM
Kiyan Nassiri, in this picture shared by Mohun Bagan Super Giant on Wednesday, during a training session at the Salt Lake Training Ground. Bagan meet East Bengal in the ISL match at the Salt Lake Stadium on Saturday.

Kiyan Nassiri, in this picture shared by Mohun Bagan Super Giant on Wednesday, during a training session at the Salt Lake Training Ground. Bagan meet East Bengal in the ISL match at the Salt Lake Stadium on Saturday. Sourced by the Telegraph

East Bengal have roped in experienced Spanish attacking midfielder Victor Vazquez for the remainder of the ISL-X season, the club announced on Wednesday.

Vazquez comes to India with a wealth of experience, having previously plied his trade in clubs like Barcelona, Club Brugge, Toronto FC and Los Angeles Galaxy.

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“I have heard about the illustrious history of the club and the incredible passion of the fans from coach Carles Cuadrat," Vazquez said in a media statement.

East Bengal, however, are set to release Javier Siverio, who is joining Jamshedpur FC.

Joni Kauko, who had injured his knee during Mohun Bagan's ISL-IX match against FC Goa in November 2022, is making a comeback. The Finnish international, who is arriving on Thursday, will go through a rigorous fitness test before Bagan decide to give him the team shirt.

Sancho injury a worry for Dortmund

Dortmund: Jadon Sancho is an injury doubt for Borussia Dortmund's game at Heidenheim in the Bundesliga on Friday because of an adductor muscle problem, something coach Edin Terzic links to his months-long spell without playing at Manchester United.

Sancho has played in all three of Dortmund's games — all of them wins — since signing on loan from United. Before that, his last game was in August amid a rift with United manager Erik ten Hag.

“Jadon Sancho hasn't been able to train with the team for the last couple of days because he felt some muscle problems in the area of the adductor, which is not surprising after the long break that he had," Terzic said Wednesday.

"We'll see about that now and we won't take any big risks.

"We'll see how it develops over the next two days to take a decision on whether he joins us in Heidenheim.”

Terzic added that Dortmund is still without three key players, goalkeeper Gregor Kobel and forwards Marco Reus and Julian Brandt.

They all missed Sunday's 3-1 win over Bochum with illness but Terzic said they are now “all on the way to recovery.”

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