After bringing Spanish coach Albert Roca on board, Bengaluru FCA�sign Spaniards Alvaro Rubio and Juan Gonzalez, the club confirmed on Monday.
RubioA�has 300 appearances in the La Liga, mostly with Real Vallodid, The 37-year-oldA�midfielder was also a part of the Spain team who won the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 1999.
The defender GonzalezA�meanwhile, has previously spent two seasons each with the B teams of Deportivo La Coruna and Real Madrid before moving to the German club Fortuna Dusseldorf, where he spent three seasons, including one in the Bundesliga. He last played for Amercian side Rayo OKC.
The duo joins John Johnson and Cameron Watson as the other foreign players in the side ahead of the upcoming I-League season as they have completedA� Bengalurua��s set of four foreigners.
While Gonzalez put pen to paper on a season-long contract,A�the contract of Rubio runs until the end of the calendar year with the Blues.
a�?I am happy to have signed for Bengaluru FC. We trained with the teamA�today and everyone is very welcoming. The aim is to try and understandA�the systems as soon as possible and I would like to use my experienceA�to help the team to success,a�? Rubio mentioned in a statement.
Gonzalez, A�who even had a stint with Hungarian club Ujpest FC said heA�was keen to settle in soon.
a�?Ia��ve come here to experience somethingA�new and Ia��m confident I will be able to contribute to the teama��sA�success. Ia��ve left my family back home and that is tough but Ia��m hereA�to do a job and do it well,a�? said theA�lanky defender.
Blues Coach AlbertA�RocaA� was confident of the kind of edge the two players would give toA�the squad.
a�?Alvaro and Juan bring with them valuable experience ofA�playing at the top level. They have played with and competed againstA�some of the best players in world football and I have little doubtA�that they will give the team an advantage. They are good professionalsA�and team players and will strengthen the squad before what is aA�crucial set of AFC Cup games.A�- Albert Roca, Bengaluru FC coach.