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East Bengal FC on the verge to sign Spanish striker Iago Falque Silva

East Bengal FC set to sign Iago Falque Silva

If multiple reports are to be believed, Indian Super League (ISL) side East Bengal FC is set to sign former Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus youth product Iago Falque Silva in the January transfer window.

Goal scoring has been a massive problem for the Red and Gold brigade from Kolkata, East Bengal FC, as the Carles Cuadrat led team has managed to score only 11 goals from 10 matches in the Indian Super League 2023-2024 season.

Club captain Cleiton Silva is the top goal scorer for the club. The Brazilian talisman has scored 5 goals from 10 appearances in the Indian Super League 2023-2024 season. Nandha Kumar Sekar and Naorem Mahesh Singh are the next best with 2 goals each.

With the league football currently now on a break because of the upcoming AFC Asian Cup 2023 event starting from 12th January, the focus for club football in India shifts to the Kalinga Super Cup 2024, starting from the 8th January with the qualifier match between Inter Kashi and Rajasthan United while the main competition begins from 9th January with group stage matches.

East Bengal FC is looking to capitalise on this window to try out a new face in the strikers department. As per reports from the likes of Sohan Poddar and Lal Holud Aikya, East Bengal FC is on the verge of completing the signing of Spanish striker Iago Falque Silva.

The 34-years-old forward comes with having experience of playing in some top European football clubs. Iago Falque started his football journey with the Real Madrid before joining their rivals FC Barcelona during his youth days. He then joined Juventus after not getting much opportunities for the Spanish sides.

Falque then had couple of loan stints, including Tottenham Hotspurs in 2011 before joining them permanently in 2012. However, he failed to establish himself in the English team and then joined Genoa, where he played 32 matches and scored 13 goals before was snapped by AS Roma in 2015.

He had a rather quite time with Roma but enjoyed a successful loan stint with Torino, where he scored 12 goals in 35 appearances before joining them permanently in 2017. He spent 5 years with the club where he spent some loan stints with Genoa and Benevento.

The Spanish forward also represented the Spanish youth national teams starting from the U17 to U21 teams. He last featured for the Colombian side America de Cali where he featured 31 times and scored 6 goals.

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