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Mohun Bagan rope in Spanish striker

City football giant Mohun Bagan on Wednesday roped in Spanish striker Salva Chamorro from Greek club Doxa Drama FC, a statement said.

The 29-year-old forward from Orihuela in Spain started his professional career in Villarreal. He played for the La Liga club’s reserve teams Villarreal C and Villarreal B between 2008 and 2012.

Chamorro, who also played for Barcelona B in 2016, played mostly in the Segunda Division and Segunda Division B in Spain.

He helped UE Llagostera become champions in Segunda Division B in 2013-14 by scoring 11 goals. Chamorro has also played in Portugal and Hong Kong before moving to Greece.

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The signing was initiated by head coach Kibu Vicuna after discussing with the Mohun Bagan management.

“This is a challenge I am really looking forward to. After I spoke with Kibu and read about the legacy of Mohun Bagan, I never had any doubts in my mind. I am looking forward to working with Kibu, meeting the team and getting started,” Salva Chamorro said in a statement.

Mohun Bagan finished fifth in I-League last season with 29 points from 20 matches.

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