ISL’s highest paid player set to arrive on Sunday

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The most expensive foreign signing in the ISL this time around is set to land in Bengaluru on Sunday morning…

Bengaluru FC’s star striker Nicolás Ladislao Fedor Flores, more commonly known as Miku, is expected to arrive on Sunday morning in Bengaluru.

The highest paid player in the ISL this season is expected to begin training next week under the guidance of coach Albert Roca. It is believed that the striker would earn close to INR 3.22 crores.

Six of the eight foreign signings of Bengaluru FC have been training with the rest of the squad for a while now.

The 32-year-old forward makes the switch to India after lengthy stints in Spain, mainly with the Valencia youth team, Rayo Vallecano and Getafe. 

His four-year spell with the Madrid-based Getafe saw him amass 26 La Liga goals in 90-plus appearances.

Miku also had a short loan spell with Glasgow-based Celtic FC in 2012-13 where he won the Scottish League and Cup double.

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Miku's next big stage would arrive at Rayo Vallecano, another Madrid-based club. In the 2015-16 season, Miku netted nine times and assisted four goals in 22 appearances for Rayo in the La Liga, ending a season in which he had also secured the La Liga Player of the Month award once, as their joint second-highest top-scorer in the league.

At the continental level, Miku has represented Celtic in the UEFA Champions League while playing in the UEFA Europa League for Getafe and Valencia, also scoring a hat-trick in the competition for the latter.

A full international since 2006, Miku has 51 caps for Venezuela and has scored 11 times, most notably against Brazil in the during the 2015 Copa America in Chile.

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