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Javier Siverio set to stay at Hyderabad FC for another season

Published at :July 2, 2022 at 3:40 AM
Modified at :July 2, 2022 at 7:51 PM
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The striker was impressive in The Nizams' title winning campaign last season.

Spanish forward Javier Siverio is going to remain at Hyderabad FC for the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season. The 24-year-old prominently featured in the Nawabs’ title-winning campaign last time around and has decided to stick around.

Siverio had signed a unique contract upon arriving at Hyderabad FC. He had penned guaranteed a one-year deal with the option to extend it for another year. He has met all the necessary criteria, goals and assists, to activate the second year of his contract.

The Spaniard scored 7 goals and provided 2 assists in 23 appearances for the Nawabs. He played a major role to help them win the ISL playoffs for the first time ever. Hyderabad FC manager Manolo Marquez ideally wants to keep the majority of his title-winning side together. So keeping a prolific attacker like Siverio for another campaign must be a major boost for him.

About the player

Siverio heavily featured for Hyderabad FC in their title-winning campaign last time around. But Manolo Marquez decided to use him in an interesting manner, often deploying him as an impact substitute.

Indeed, the 24-year-old only started 9 games out of his 23 appearances for the Nawabs last season. But the experiment worked wonders, with 4 of Siverio’s 6 goals coming as a substitute. The Spaniard had an impressive goal conversion ratio of 21% last season as well.

Siverio’s intelligent movement in the final third as well as prolific finishing made him an unpredictable threat. Despite being only 24, the Spaniard has experience of playing as a professional for over 7 years.

In his career, Siverio has played for Las Palmas’ B and C sides. He’s also played for Seguna Division side Racing Santander and their B side. Before arriving in India, the 24-year-old scored for Las Palmas’ B in the 2020/21 campaign.

Hyderabad FC’s preparation for ISL 2022/23

The Nawabs have been relatively quiet with their summer transfer business so far. The main focus of the club seems to be extending the contracts of their current players than signing new ones.

Hyderabad FC have extended the deal of forward Joel Chianese, who signed a one-year contract extension with them. Akash Mishra also quelled rumors of his possible departure by signing a new long-term contract with the Nawabs.

The Nawabs are also eager to ensure of captain Bartholomew Ogbeche’s stay. They’re close to doing so by convincing him to sign a new contract. In terms of arrivals, the Nawabs seem set to make their first acquisition of the summer. Former East Bengal left-back Manoj Mohammad is set to join the Nawabs before the start of the new campaign. In some off-the-pitch activity, Hyderabad FC have also roped in Appu Jose as their new sporting director.

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