The attacking midfielder has scored and assisted twice in I-League 2022-23.
NorthEast United are set to bring in Spanish attacking midfielder Tana from Churchill Brothers, Khel Now can confirm. The player plied his trade for Churchill Brothers in the first half of this I-League season. “The player is set to sign a short-term deal with NorthEast United FC,” a source close to the development informed Khel Now.
Newly appointed head coach Vincenzo Alberto Annese is fully prepared to bring in the 32-year-old player to change the fortune of NorthEast United, as they are currently the bottom peddler in the Indian Super League.
Pedro Tanausú Domínguez Placeres aka Tana was born on September 20, 1990, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. Tana had his grassroot development from various youth clubs in Spain such as Veteranos del Pilar, UD Las Palmas, Acodetti, Unión Viera, and Real Valladolid.
Tana signed his first professional contract with the B team of UD Vecindario in 2010. He earned promotion their first team the very next year. He later went on to play for different clubs in Spain, which includes USD Las Palmas, Las Palmas Atlético, Albacete Balompié, etc.
Tana made his move to the Chinese Super League in 2019 where he played for the badge of Zhejiang FC. Maziya S&RC was his last club before he made his move to India.
Tana signed for Goa-based I-League team Churchill Brothers in August 2022. He made 12 appearances for Churchill Brothers and has two goals and two assists to his name. From a tactical point of view, Tana has the capability to play in either flank apart from his natural central attacking midfielder position.
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NorthEast United are one of the most struggling teams in ISL 2022-23, with just four points from 14 matches. They are going through a tough phase and the worst-ever in their history. The poor performance in the league also forced the management to sack their former tactician Marco Balbul from his position.
Things started looking bright after the appointment of head coach Vincenzo Alberto Annese. They achieved their first-ever win this season against ATK Mohun Bagan in December. The recent 2-2 draw against FC Goa is a positive from a team which is trying to finish the season on a good note. The northeastern club has recently brought in Alex Saji on a loan deal from Hyderabad FC, as revealed by Khel Now earlier. Jon Gaztanaga has also left the club after the FC Goa game.