FC Pune City sign Deportivo La Coruna defender Diego Colotto

Diego Colotto, FC Pune City, Hero ISL
Hero Indian Super League side FC Pune City sign
experienced La Liga centre-back Diego Colotto
FC Pune City have signed Argentine defender Diego Colotto, a former Espanyol and Deportiva La Coruna central defender for the second Season of Hero Indian Super League(ISL).

FC Pune City CEO Gaurav Modwel said, "I am thrilled that we have completed the signing of Diego. Diego was one of the best centre backs in the world available on free transfer. He has been performing at the highest level at La Liga since the last three years at Espanyol and prior to that at Deportiva La Coruna. With the signing of Diego coupled with Roger Johnson, Nickey Shorey and five other domestic players, I am now confident of our defence line."

Since 2008 till last season, Diego Colotto has played for well known Spanish sides, Deportivo La Coruna and Espanyol making 149 appearances in top flight of Spanish Football, La Liga scoring 12 goals in the process. He was also a part of the title-winning Argentine team in the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship, Argentina.

Colotto, excited about his new venture was quoted saying, "It’s a new world for me. FC Pune City have lined up an exciting squad with a great mix of experience and youth and David Platt at the helm. I hope my experience will be of great use to the boys in the side"

Newly appointed FC Pune City Head Coach David Platt said,"Diego has spent last seven years in La Liga with just two clubs showing he has consistency and reliability that are characteristics we were looking for to close our defensive line up of players. I am looking forward to him meeting up with the rest of the squad so we can include him in our preparations."

Famous Bollywood star Hritik Roshan said,"Diego will further add strength to our defense. His experience of playing in Spanish LA Liga and Argentina’s Primera Division will be of great value to the youngsters in the team. We are excited to have him in our team."
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