According to reports from Transfermarkt, ISL-Indian Super League team Jamshedpur FC is interested in signing veteran attacker Jonathan Soriano. The 35-year-old Spaniard currently plays for CD Castellón in La Liga 2.
According to recent rumors, Valskis and Jamshedpur’s Chief have grown considerable differences. As a result, his exit from Jamshedpur is possible. Although he has a contract through the summer of 2022, now is the time to clarify the situation.
Last season, Jamshedpur FC’s Nerijus Valskis was the team’s main player upfront. In the ISL campaign last season, the Lithuanian netted eight goals. Valskis won the league’s top scorer award in his first season in the Indian top tiers with Chennaiyin FC before joining the “Red Miners” in the summer window of 2020. Former Chennaiyin boss and JFC manager Owen Coyle is said to have played a key part in the move.
Jonathan Soriano has had a lengthy and joyous career in European football. Having represented Espanyol, Barcelona B, Girona, and CD Castellón, he holds vast experience to be rightfully considered a candidate for the replacement of Valskis. He spent the majority of his professional career at Red Bull Salzburg. The RCD Espanyol graduate had an amazing scoring record of 120 goals in 144 appearances for the Austrian first division side. According to reports, Jamshedpur isn’t the only ISL club in the race to potentially seek the signature of Soriano, as FC Goa and ATK Mohun Bagan are also keeping tabs on the attacker.
His recent performances have been subpar, which suggests that he has experienced a dip in his career. He was without a club for more than six months after his brief stay with Girona in 2020. Only to join CD Castellón in March, when he played 191 minutes and only provided one assist.
With only seven wins in twenty games last season, Jamshedpur FC finished sixth. It may be an advantageous situation for all parties if Sorino joins Jamshedpur for the next season. Soriano’s experience will help him enhance the Jamshedpur side. On the other hand, it may be a redemption story for a once-famous European striker demonstrating his worth in India’s top flight.