Spanish attacker Edu Garcia left ISL club ATK Mohun Bagan after spending two and a half seasons at the club. The 31-year old, who has also played for fellow ISL club Bengaluru FC, is now a free agent on the market and is expected to stay in India with another ISL club.
After a rough season with the club, managing just one goal in eleven appearances and missing most of the games through injury, Edu Garcia and ATK Mohun Bagan mutually agreed to a contract termination. Reports suggest that the winger is close to agreeing to a deal with Hyderabad FC, which are yet to reach the playoffs since their inception.
Edu Garcia: career so far
Edu Garcia began his career in the fourth tier of Spanish football, with CD Ebro. After switching between a few clubs on free transfers, he moved to the Indian Super League club Bengaluru FC in 2017. In his time at the South Indian outfit, Garcia scored two goals and assisted a further five in fourteen appearances, but spent just one season in the subcontinent as he opted to move again, this time to Chinese club Zhejiang Energy Greentown FC.
In China, however, Garcia didn’t have much luck either: despite having three goals and three assists in fifteen appearances, he did not last more than a season and he came back to ISL. Joining ATK midway through the season, he had 3 goals in 8 appearances in his initial 2018/19 season.
In 2019, however, Edu Garcia won the trophy of his career with the Bengal side, even scoring the decisive goal in the final that won them the game against Chennaiyin FC. He finished the season with 6 goals and promptly got a two-year contract extension with the revamped ATK-Mohun Bagan side: where he lasted just one season before getting released.
Edu Garcia would be a good buy on a free transfer as he has the ability to make the difference in close games He is widely expected to join Hyderabad FC, according to reports. Despite losing Edu Garcia, ATK-MB have made some smart moves this summer, already getting Joni Kauko, Deepak Tangri, Arminder Singh, Ashutosh Mehta and Liston Colaco in the window, most of them on free transfers.