Indian Super League (ISL) club NorthEast United FC has confirmed the signing of Spanish forward Guillermo Fernandez Hierro.

NorthEast United FC signs Spanish forward Guillermo

Guillermo, aged 31, began his career with Athletic Bilbao, making his first-team debut in La Liga in 2013. Known for his finishing in front of goal, he later played for clubs like Elche, CD Numancia, and most recently for Cultural Leonesa. Guillermo’s notable achievements include scoring a goal in the UEFA Champions League group phase against FC Porto, scoring decisive goals in La Liga and the Copa del Rey, and playing a crucial role in CD Numancia’s successful campaigns in the Segunda División.

Guillermo has consistently demonstrated his skill on the field with his ability to adapt and perform in various attacking roles. His experience in Spain’s top leagues brings valuable expertise to NorthEast United FC, strengthening the team’s attacking lineup.

Expressing his delight in joining the Highlanders, Guillermo said, “I am very excited to work with the team and coaching staff. The club has shown faith in me, and I am ready to repay them and set my mark in the Indian Super League.”

Speaking about the latest addition, head coach Juan Pedro Benali said, “Fernandez is a very experienced professional; his career says it all. He will give us the much-needed boost in our attack, and we are happy to have him here.”

Mandar Tamhane, CEO of NorthEast United FC, expressed optimism about Guillermo’s impact, noting: “We feel we have got the right fit for our team. Fernandez has played at the top level of football in Europe; his expertise will not only bolster our attack but also serve as a catalyst for growth and development for our entire squad.”

(Source: indiansuperleague.com)

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