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Saul Crespo Prieto signs for Odisha FC!

Odisha FC has successfully signed Saul Crespo Prieto on a one-year deal for the upcoming 2022/23 season.

The Spanish defensive-midfielder made 119 career appearances for his boyhood club – Ponferradina, 55 appearances in LaLiga 2, and nine appearances in the prestigious Copa Del Rey.

Saúl was born in Ponferrada, and joined SD Ponferradina’s youth set-up in 2010. In 2015, he was loaned to Segunda División B side Atlético Astorga FC for the season.

Crespo made his senior debut on September 19, 2015, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 1–1 away draw against UD Logroñés. On September 16, he signed a professional contract with SD Ponferradina for three seasons. He scored his first goal on April 10, 2016, netting the equalizer at CD Guijuelo; he finished the campaign with 25 appearances. In August, he moved to fellow third division side Arandina CF.

Saúl returned to his parent club in July 2017 and was immediately assigned to the main squad. In June of the following year, he renewed his contract with the club and contributed with one goal in 30 appearances in 2018–19 as his side returned to Segunda División after three years.

He made his professional debut in August 2019, coming on as a second-half substitute for Yuri de Souza against Cádiz CF.

Saul is an exciting, dynamic young defensive midfielder with a lot of experience for his age (25 years). He has a lot of game time under his belt in the LaLiga 2, Segunda Division B & the Copa Del Rey.

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