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Odisha FC confirm signing of Saul Crespo Prieto on a one-year deal

Indian Super League (ISL) side, Odisha FC on Thursday confirmed the signing of Saul Crespo Prieto on a one-year deal ahead of the upcoming season as the club look to challenge for the title this time around.

A defensive midfielder by trade, Saul joins Odisha from his boyhood club, SD Ponferradina – for whom he made 119 career appearances for his boyhood club – Ponferradina, 55 appearances in La Liga 2, and 9 appearances in the prestigious Copa Del Rey.

“Saul is an exciting, dynamic young defensive midfielder with a lot of experience for his age (25 years). He has a lot of game time under his belt in the LaLiga 2, Segunda Division B & the Copa Del Rey. We are excited and looking forward to seeing Saul in action and wish him the best for the upcoming season,” Odisha FC said in a press release.

The 25-year-old brings with him vast experience in midfield, considering that he has played in Spain and will bring stability to the midfield. He joined Ponferradina’s youth setup in 2010 and while he was loaned out to other clubs a couple of times during his career, there is no doubt that he was a consistent performer for them.


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