Indian Football News: FC Pune City acquire Spanish midfielder Jonathan Vila, their 8th foreign signing ahead of ISL 2018-19

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Indian Super League transfer window has been rocking up the Indian football news for some time now, with all the ISL teams engaged in roping in quality players from all across the globe. The latest development in ISL transfer news revealed that FC Pune City signed the Spanish midfielder Jonathan Vila ahead of the ISL 2018-19 season. A fact which has become a topic of hot debate in Indian football latest news today, is the fact that this will be FC Pune City’s 8th foreign signing for the ISL 2018-19 season.

The ISL transfer news about Jonathan Vila’s signing by FC Pune City was announced today (23 August), when the ISL team made the revelation on Twitter. It is being hoped that the Spanish defensive midfielder will add depth and variety to the ISL team’s midfield in the upcoming season.

As reported in Indian football latest news by Sportstar Live, Jonathan Vila spoke about his upcoming stint with FC Pune City, which will be his first ever professional stint in India, and said, “I am turning a new page in my career and this will be my first season in India.”

Indian football latest news: Jonathan Vila has played in La Liga, Israeli Premier League, etc.

Jonathan Vila had began his youth career with Celta de Vigo, and it was in 2006 that the defensive midfielder made his La Liga debut, which also included playing the UEFA Cup 2006-07. After being a regular starter for Celta de Vigo for around a decade, Vila was transferred to the Israeli Premier League where he played for Beitar Jerusalem FC in 2014.

After spending a couple of seasons in the Israeli Premier League, the 32-year-old moved back to Spain to play for Recreativo de Huelva in 2017. The next step for the Spaniard, as reported in Indian football news, is the Indian Super League.

Speaking about their latest signing which is making waves in ISL transfer news and Indian football latest news, FC Pune City head coach Miguel Angel Portugal said, “Vila’s work ethic is tremendous and his vast experience in midfield will be vital for our squad. To my mind, he is a right fit for our plans for the coming season and the team will look up to him to shoulder responsibilities on and off the field.”

As reported in Indian football news by Sportstar Live, Jonathan Vila spoke about the challenge that will be to adapt to the new lifestyle in India. He said, “Adapting a new culture and lifestyle is a part of this new challenge and I will make sure that I create a positive impact with my game on fans and the club.”

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