Kolkata: Spanish midfielder Javi Hernandez has signed for Indian Super League (ISL) side ATK Mohun Bagan on a one-year-deal.
He played a crucial part in Antonio Habas coached ATK in the 2019-20 season.
ATK became champions and have since merged with I-League champions Mohun Bagan to form ATK Mohun Bagan.
“I am extremely delighted to stay with ATK Mohun Bagan. I cannot wait to meet my teammates and the new boys who have joined this season,” Javi Hernandez said.
After bossing the midfield last season, @javih89 extends his contract with the club for one more year. 🤩
.#Mariners, how excited are you to see him slot into the green and maroon midfield? 🤔
.#ATKMB #JoyMohunBagan#IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/lfrjjX5DbG
— ATK Mohun Bagan FC (@atkmohunbaganfc) September 30, 2020
“Kolkata holds a special place in my heart. The club has given great memories and the fans have shown me much affection. We would like to perform well in the AFC Cup while representing the Green & Maroon. Our aim is to attain glory once again this year,” he added.
Javi is the seventh foreigner signed by the club.
He joins Roy Krishna, David Williams, Edu Garcia, Carl McHugh, Tiri, Brad Inman as the team’s overseas players.
ATKMB has also signed India internationals Sandesh Jhingan, Subasish Bose and Manvir Singh on long-term contracts.