Jamshedpur FC sign Spanish midfielder Aitor Monroy
Written by: Jamshedpur FC
The Spaniard becomes the Men of Steel's fifth overseas signing for the summer.
Jamshedpur FC continued their squad building process with the addition of Spanish midfielder Aitor Monroy to their roster.
Previously, the 31-year-old has plied his trade in Europe for clubs like CFR Cluj, Dinamo Bukarest (both Romania Liga 1) and Moldavian Club FC Sheriff Tiraspol with whom he won the Cupa Moldova in the 2014-15 season. Aitor also played for Israel Premier League club Maccabi Petah Tikva from 2015 to 2017 where he won the Toto Cup in 2015-16.
He began his professional career with Atletico de Madrid’s ‘C’ team, later moving up the ranks to their ‘B’ team as a 19-year-old.
Aitor comes in as the fifth foreigner in the Jamshedpur FC squad as the club prepares for the 2019-20 season. With over 200 appearances in clubs across Europe, the Spaniard’s presence would come in handy in midfield. He has great tactical skills to give balance to the team and can play as a double-pivot in front of the back-four or a pure central midfielder.
Jamshedpur FC CEO Mukul Choudhari said, “In Aitor, we have signed a player who is proven in the game. He has good experience and wants to keep on growing. We welcome him to the club and look forward to him joining us soon for pre-season.”
"I am thrilled to be joining Jamshedpur FC," exclaimed Aitor. "It is a great opportunity to play in a unique country like India and I am particularly looking forward to playing for the fans in Jamshedpur.
“The Indian Super League is a massive tournament. I am ready to give all my energy and passion to help Jamshedpur FC lift the ISL trophy.”
Monroy will be joining the rest of the squad when the club begins its pre-season preparations.
Published: Sat Jul 20, 2019 03:20 PM IST