Bangalore: Bengaluru FC (BFC) Friday announced the signing of 34-year-old centre-back Albert Serran, ahead of their Indian Super League (ISL) campaign.
“It is a great experience in my career to sign for Bengaluru FC. The pre-season in Spain was great and I had the chance to meet the staff and players,” Serran said in a statement.
Serran’s most recent contract was with Morrocon side Chabab Rif Al Hoceima. A widely travelled defender, Serran joins the Blues as their seventh foreign signing, having turned out for head coach Carles Cuadrat’s men in two pre-season friendlies, against Villarreal CF B and FC Barcelona B.
Born in Barcelona, Serran is a product of RCD Espanyol’s youth system and appeared in three La Liga games during his time with the Periquitos. In 2008, Serran signed a three-year deal with Swansea City, then in the Football League Championship.
Serran left Swansea in 2011 and went on to play for AEK Larnaca, Alcorcon, Anorthosis Famagusta and Doxa Katokopia, before joining Albanian Superliga champions FK Kukesi in 2017.
Having bowed out of the 2018 AFC Cup with a 5-2 aggregate loss to Altyn Asyr FK, the Blues prepare for their Indian Super League opener, against Chennaiyin FC, at the Kanteerava Stadium September 30.