NorthEast United FC sign Spanish midfielder Joseba Beitia
NorthEast United FC added strength to the middle of their park with the signing of Spanish midfielder Joseba Beitia on Wednesday, the club announced on their social handles.
The Spaniard who is no stranger to Indian football having featured in the Hero I-League for over three seasons will look to have an instant impact at the Highlanders who are looking to end the season on a high under new head coach Vincenzo Annese.
Here to 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧 the center of the park! 🤩💪— NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) January 25, 2023
Welcoming 𝐉𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐛𝐚 𝐁𝐞𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐚 to the 𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 ❤️🤍🖤#WelcomeJoseba #NEUFC #StrongerAsOne #8States1United pic.twitter.com/7rCGsBU6zk
Beitia a youth product of La Liga side Real Sociedad spent the first nine years of his career in Spain playing for various clubs before making India his home.
Having signed for Mohun Bagan in 2019, he went on to win the Hero I-League with the Kolkata club before representing RoundGlass Punjab and Rajasthan United in the Hero I-League.
The 32-year-old will get his first taste of Hero ISL experience as he will turn up for NorthEast United FC who secured an entertaining 2-2 draw against FC Goa in their previous home game.
Beitia will look to hit the ground running as NorthEast United FC travel to Kochi to take on Kerala Blasters FC in their next match on Sunday.