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ISL 2018-19: Who are Bengaluru FC's foreign signings

7:29 pm AEST 2/9/18
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Goal takes a look at the seven overseas players signed by Bengaluru FC ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Super League...

With the fifth edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) fast approaching, the 10 teams have been busy finalising their rosters. With less than a month to go for the new season to kick-off, we take a look at how the teams have shaped up with respect to their overseas signings.

Here, we take a look at the seven foreigners who will turn out for the Blues .

ALBERT SERRAN

The Barcelona-born player is a product of Espanyol's youth system and has played three LaLiga games during his stint at the club. He has also plied his trade in the English Championship with Swansea City from 2008-2011. 

JUANAN

Juan Antonio González Fernández (Juanan) joined the club back in 2016 following a stint at Rayo OKC in the North American Soccer League, a sister club of Rayo Vallecano from Spain. He has had stints in the 'B' teams of LaLiga giants Real Madrid and Deportivo de La Coruna before spending three seasons with Fortuna Dusseldorf, of which one was in the Bundesliga

MIKU

Last season's highest-paid player in the ISL, Venezuelan striker Nicolás Ladislao Fedor Flores or Miku, scored 15 goals from 20 appearances which makes him a prized possession. He made the switch to India after lengthy stints in Spain, mainly with the Valencia youth team, Rayo Vallecano and Getafe

XISCO HERNANDEZ

29-year-old Francisco Hernandez Marcos or Xisco started his professional career with RCD Mallorca’s reserve side in 2010. Since then, he has played for eight different Spanish clubs before making the move to India. Predominantly a winger, Xisco is also capable of playing as a second striker.

DIMAS DELGADO

One of Bengaluru's key players in midfield last season, Delgado joined the JSW Steel-owned outfit from Australia's Western Sydney Wanderers ahead of the Blues' 2017 AFC Cup knock-out rounds. He made 17 appearances in the ISL and tallied three assists apart from registering a goal. He previously played for Barcelona B team and has plied his trade in Spain's LaLiga for CD Numancia.

ERIK PAARTALU

The Australian, who has extended his stay till 2020, has been a vital cog at the centre of the park and has racked up 1299 minutes across 18 matches scoring three goals and assisting twice. Towering at 6'4", Sydney-born Paartalu played for the likes of Brisbane Roar and City group-owned Melbourne City in the A-League besides having experience of playing in China, Thailand and South Korea.

CHENCHO GYELTSHEN

Chencho, also called the Bhutanese Ronaldo, starred for Minerva Punjab during the last season in I-League and propelled them to their maiden title. He contributed seven goals in 18 appearances and naturally attracted attention from several top clubs before opting to join Bengaluru FC