Kerala Blasters FC have announced the loan signing of Argentina forward Jorge Pereyra Diaz for the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL). The striker joins Kerala from Club Atlético Platense until June 30, 2022.

The 31-year old began his professional career with the Argentine club Ferro Carril Oeste in 2008. After four years at Ferro, he went on to represent Club Atlético Lanús, helping them to win the 2013 Copa Sudamericana.

Later, Pereyra joined Malaysian Super League team Johor Darul Ta’zim FC and registered 26 goals in 45 league matches over a three-year spell. During his stint with the Malaysian side, the Argentinian attacker featured in the AFC Champions League qualification rounds and the AFC Cup. The other clubs Pereyra has played in his career include Club Atlético Independiente, Club León, Club Bolívar and Club Deportivo San Marcos de Arica.

“We are proud and happy to have a good player like Jorge Pereyra in our team. I would like to congratulate him on joining Kerala Blasters. We are waiting for some solid performances from him and hope he will fulfill his potential.” says Karolis Skinkys, Kerala Blasters' Sporting Director.

“I am glad to join Kerala Blasters and am equally thankful to the management for giving me this opportunity. I am looking forward to representing the team and experiencing the energy of the yellow army in the upcoming season. I promise to always give my best,” said Jorge Pereyra.  

Jorge Pereyra is Kerala's third foreign signing of the club this summer, after Adrian Luna and Enes Sipovic. He will link up with his new teammates directly in Kolkata, where the club is making its maiden appearance in the Durand Cup.

Featured photo: Twitter / Club Atletico Platense