According to reports, Odisha FC is keen to sign Uruguayan lynchpin Federico Gallego who is now a free agent after playing multiple seasons for Northeast United FC.
The Kalinga warriors had a season to forget as they finished last on the points table with just 12 points from 20 matches. But, now they are scripting a fightback and have taken David Villa on board.
The World Cup winner join Odisha to lead the global football operations of the club and alongside him, the club has also brought back Spanish tactician Joseph Gambau in their backroom staff.
Gambau and a rumoured former Villarreal coach who is expected to join Odisha have suggested the signing of Gallego. “Joseph Gambau and the rumoured former Villarreal coach have recommended Gallego’s name to the management” a source who has been tracking the development told Sportskindle.
Federico Gallego was the driving force behind Northeast United’s run to the semis. He finished the season with 10 goal contributions, the most in Northeast United’s camp. Gallego’s game reading skills and his quick-to-react nature is what makes him a lot more special.
Although, the signature of Gallego is not going to be a piece of cake as long as Northeast United FC is in the race.