Delhi Dynamos has announced the signing of Spanish midfielder Xisco Hernandez. One of the key members of Bengaluru FC’s title-winning squad, Xisco scored one goal and had five assists last season, in the 20 matches that he played for the club.
The 29-year-old winger comes in with a bag full of experience, having played most of his career in the Spanish Segunda Division B. The Indian Super League – Season 5 was his first stint outside Spain, and he managed to create quite an impact with his first season with Bengaluru FC.
Director Delhi Dynamos, Rohan Sharma is really happy to have Xisco join the club as he said, “I’m very happy to welcome Xisco to Delhi! He had a very successful stint at his previous club which caught our eye. He was one of the top goal makers in the Indian Super League (ISL), which is something we need at DDFC. We hope that his experience and leadership can also lead Delhi to win the league this year.”
The RCD Mallorca youth academy product will be Josep Gombau’s third foreign signing this season, after having retained Marcos Tebar and bringing in former Barcelona B defender Diawandou Diagne.
“As a coach, I am so happy to have him in my squad. He’s a player who will bring a lot to us, both inside and outside the field. He is a player who is familiar with India and more importantly, he has won the ISL,” said Gombau.
The head coach of the Dynamos also believes that Xisco is a player who is at a very good age. He brings in good quality to the team and is someone who can play in different positions. “I think he is a very good addition to the team,” the coach further added.
As for the player, he is elated to have joined the club from the capital as he said, “I am happy to be back in India after a successful first season outside Spain. Coach Gombau has vested immense trust in me and I am very sure that I will be able to deliver as per his expectations. Delhi has a very young squad and I see a lot of potential in the team. Once again, really happy to join Delhi Dynamos and I can’t wait to roar.”