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Racing Santander's Aitor Fernandez [L] in action against Bolton during a Peace Cup match in Korea in 2007Reuters

Indian Super League side Mumbai City FC have completed their quota of foreign player signings ahead of the second edition of the ISL, after snapping up 29-year-old Spanish fullback Aitor Fernandez.

The player comes to the ISL side having garnered oodles of experience playing for Spanish outfits like Racing de Santander and RCD Espanyol. He plied his trade mostly in the Segunda Division so far.

He has a total of 93 appearances in the league, with a goal and an assist.

Fernandez joins the likes of Pavel Čmovš (Czech Republic), Frantz Bertin (Haiti), and Darren O'Dea (Republic of Ireland) in the defence of the side this season.

Ashutosh Mehta, Keegan Pereira and Kingshuk Debnath are the Indian defenders in the 26-member Mumbai City side.

"Looking forward to a good Indian Super League second season" is how the Spaniard has put forward his comments in this video, after joining Mumbai City FC.

Heaping praise on the players the side have signed this season, former Chelsea star striker and the present marquee manager-player of the ISL side, Nicolas Anelka mentioned that the squad at his disposal this year has the potential to go all the way and win the first-ever ISL trophy for Mumbai.

"I believe that the squad has the potential and experience to go the distance. All the players are very motivated and raring to perform their best. With a well-balanced squad, we will definitely look at scoring our way to the title," Anelka said in a statement.

"We look forward to the full support of our fans in all home and away matches in the second season."

The Mumbai-based ISL side toured Dubai as a part of their preseason preparations this summer. The side take on local rivals FC Pune City in a Maharashtra Derby at the Balewadi Stadium in Pune on 5 October in their opening encounter of ISL 2.0.

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