FC Pune City Signs The Former La Liga Star...

Rohit Ganguly  |  Transfer Window  |  6 Months Ago

Already after loading the likes of Emiliano Alfaro and Marcelinho into the club’s firepower, FC Pune City has roped in Spanish defensive midfielder, Jonathan Vila.


Experienced Spanish campaigner who was a regular starter for Celta Vigo will be donning on the Orange jersey and will embark upon his first season in India.


Jonathan started his career with the junior side of Celta Vigo. After shooting to fame with some sensational defending, Vila riveted the attention of senior staff and officials. The breakthrough came in 2006 as he went on to play for the prime side of Celta in La Liga.

Unfortunately, Vila started drifting in and out of his form quite frequently. With every single match for the senior side, his performances started losing its usual sheen and he was sidelined for quite a few games.

Finally, after Luis Enrique compelled him to the bench, he was loaned out to Beitar Jerusalem where he found his lost touch and started being a persistent defensive block in the Israeli Premier League.


After a brief stint with Recreativo De Heluva, where he continued with his scintillating performances, FC Pune City decided to bring him in to add colour to their already flamboyant midfield.


A midfield that boasts the likes of Marko Stankovic, Adil Khan, Abhijit Sarkar, Alwyn George and Nikhil Poojari will now be bedecked with a holding midfielder in the form of Jonathan Vila.


Vila is capable of creating the attacks from the back and is a significant moniker in snuffing out their opponent’s infringements.


FC Pune City’s official twitter handle created a spectacular video to keep its fans amused and also to apprise them about the arrival of this Spanish star.


Pune’s head coach Portugal cited, “Vila's work ethic is tremendous and his vast experience in midfield will be vital for our squad.”


Vila also added to his recently skyrocketing fanbase in Pune stating, “I am turning a new page in my career and this will be my first season in India. Adapting to 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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