FC Goa signs Lanzarote from Real Zaragoza

Manuel Lanzarote was playing his trade at Real Zaragoza in the second division of Spain before being signed up by Sergio Lobera.

Manuel Lanzarote scored six goals and assisted a further eight in Zaragoza’s stint in the Spanish second division last season.   -  Special Arrangement

 

Spanish winger Manuel Lanzarote becomes FC Goa's sixth signing ahead of the 2017-18 Indian Super League (ISL) season, the club confirmed on Wednesday. Lanzarote was playing his trade at Real Zaragoza in the second division of Spain before being signed up by Sergio Lobera.

A product of the La Masia, Lanzarote largely operates from the right wing but can also play in a more central attacking midfield position and on the wide left. With over 35 goals in the top two divisions of Spanish football, Lanzarote brings a wealth of experience with him and is expected to play a vital part in the Gaurs’ charge for the title.

Having spent a majority of his career in Spain with the likes of Zaragoza, Espanyol, Deportivo Alaves and Eibar among a few, this will be Lanzarote’s second foray outside of Spain having previously turned out for Asteras Tripolis in Greece where he was a part of its Europa League campaign.

Having beaten several ISL clubs in the race to his signature, the Goan club will be hopeful Lanzarote can reproduce his form from the previous season where he scored six goals and assisted a further eight in Zaragoza’s campaign.

With Lanzarote’s signature, FC Goa’s compliment of foreigners is now upto 6 having signed the likes of Bruno Pinheiro, Ahmed Jahouh, Ferran Corominas, Manuel Arana and Sergio Juste previously.

 

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