Indian Super League: Atletico de Kolkata rope in Jorge Alonso as a replacement for Javi Lara

The Spanish midfielder has been brought in as an emergency replacement as the franchise eyes a semi-final berth.

Indian Super League (ISL) defending champions Atletico de Kolkata have signed Spanish midfielder Jorge Alonso Martin as a replacement for the injured Javi Lara.

Lara, who had played for Eibar last season in La Liga, had injured his groin midway into the ISL campaign and had gone back to Spain for treatment. After waiting for a couple of weeks, the Red and Whites were informed that the player will not be available for the remainder of the season, and have now zeroed in on Alonso to fill the void.

The new recruit, who has already arrived in Kolkata, has played for the likes of Hercules and Racing Santander.

The Sourav Ganguly co-owned outfit will be playing Chennaiyin FC on Wednesday in the first of their four consecutive home matches as they strive to keep their place in the top four.