Kerala Blasters FC (KBFC) has announced the signing of the Argentinian forward Jorge Pereyra Diaz on loan for the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL). He joins the club on loan from Club Atlético Platense, until June 30, 2022.
The 31-year old Argentinian striker began his professional career with Ferro Carril Oeste in 2008. After playing for years at the club, he then went on to play with Club Atlético Lanús and successfully helped his team win the 2013 Copa Sudamericana.
Later, Pereyra moved to the Malaysian Super League team Johor Darul Ta’zim FC, scoring 26 goals in 45 league matches over three years. Through Darul Ta’zim FC he also got to play in both AFC Champions League-Qualification and AFC Cup.
The Argentinian has also played for various other clubs such as Club Atlético Independiente, Club León, Club Bolívar and Club Deportivo San Marcos de Arica.
Commenting on the new signing, Karolis Skinkys, Sporting Director, KBFC said, “We are proud and happy to have a good player like Jorge Pereyra in our team. I would like to congratulate him on joining Kerala Blasters. We are waiting for some solid performances from him and hope he will fulfill his potential.”
On joining Kerala Blasters, Jorge Pereyra Diaz said, “I am glad to join Kerala Blasters and am equally thankful to the management for giving me this opportunity. I am looking forward to representing the team and experiencing the energy of the yellow army in the upcoming season. I promise to always give my best.”
This is the third foreign signing for KBFC this summer and the player is expected to link up with the squad directly in Kolkata as the club will be debuting in the Durand Cup next month.