Vastavam web: FC Goa today announced the signing of Spanish left-winger Miguel Palanca for the fifth Indian Super League.The 30-year old will help solidify FC Goa’s attacking play. Palanca adds plenty of experience to the Gaurs, having made over 250 appearances in La Liga (Spain), A-League (Australia), Ekstraklasa (Poland) and Cypriot First Division.
Palanca was a product of RCD Espanyol’s youth ranks, playing for the first team and B-side in the 2006 07 season. He made his La Liga debut in 2007 against Sevilla FC.Palanca then signed a two-year contract with Elche CF and subsequently moved on to CD Numancia where he had a successful stint for one-and-a-half seasons in the second tier. He has also gone on to represent Australian club Adelaide United FC in the A-league, Gimn stic de Tarragona in Spain and spells in Poland and Cyprus, before being roped in by the Gaurs.
Palanca expressed his delight after putting pen to paper on a new contract.”I am extremely delighted to be signing for FC Goa. The club’s past record in the league and the players who are already there along with the overall project are what attracted me the most and I can’t wait to get started in the ISL.””Palanca can play in many positions, and not only has great dribbling skills but also knows how to finish. I think that he will greatly augment the team’s efforts, since only 5 foreigners are allowed on the pitch, it’s good to have a player with these characteristics.