Reports: Mohun Bagan mull roping in ex-Real Madrid and Delhi Dynamos' defender Rocha
Mohun Bagan look to shore up their defence by signing Real Madrid starlet Ruben Rocha.
Former I-League champions Mohun Bagan are mulling roping in Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Delhi Dynamos' defender Ruben Gonzalez Rocha, sources said. Mohun Bagan were dealt a blow following the injury to defender Dhanachandra Singh who was playing for Chennaiyin FC in the ISL.
Dhanachandra played for Mohun Bagan in the last I-League. The left-back has been ruled out for the season and remains doubtful for the I-League starting January 7 next year.
In order to shore up the rear guard, Mohun Bagan coach Sanjoy Sen is said to be looking at Rocha, 34, known simply as Ruben who started his footballing career in Spanish heavyweight Real Madrid's youth academy. After a handful of appearances with Real's senior team and loan spells with Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany as well as with Albacete in Spain, Ruben made a switch to Racing Santander in 2006.
The veteran centre-back has also played for Celta de Vigo, RCD Mallorca, Osasuna and Real Zaragoza in Spain and FC Baku in the Azerbaijan Premier League.
The Delhi Dynamos are second in the Indian Super League table, two points behind table toppers Mumbai City FC who have played a game more than the Delhi outfit. Ruben Rocha has been a fixture at center back for the side beside Sana Singh or Anas Edathodika.
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