The Spaniard becomes the eighth foreign signing for the club in the ISL Season 4
Delhi Dynamos FC are pleased to announce that they have reached a transfer agreement with goalkeeper Xabi Irureta.
The 31-year old will become the 8th foreign signing for the club this season and will strengthen the goalkeeping department.
“Xabi brings a lot of experience and can help us to stabilize our way of playing. I’m sure he would fit in well in our scheme and in our game philosophy,” Head Coach Miguel Angel Portugal said.
Xabi has previously excelled in teams such as Eibar and in La Liga with Real Zaragoza, and the custodian will now be hoping to make his mark in India.
Born in Ondarroa, Spain, Xabi started his career with local side Real Union before he went on to represent Eibar for seven seasons, where he helped the side move from Spanish Segunda Division to the top tier.
The custodian then signed for Zaragoza in the summer of 2016 where he made 17 appearances for the club.
“I’m excited to welcome Xabi as our 8th foreign signing. He brings a lot of experience and has played against the world’s best. He will be a calm and solid presence in our net and I’m sure he will be another successful Spanish Goalkeeper for the club,” Delhi Dynamos Director Rohan Sharma said.
The injury to Albino Gomes has hit the club like a storm. They have been conceding silly goals and look way more vulnerable without the Goan shot-stopper. The signing of the Spaniard will bolster their back line and induce a bit more confidence in the team.