XtraTime News Desk: Indian Super League club FC Goa retained Spanish striker Ferran Corominas for the upcoming season but he would have to play without his strike partner Manuel Lanzarote.
“Goa has reached an agreement with Coro. It was not difficult negotiating since he loved the club, his family had no problems staying here too. The club had to give him a substantial hike but that was entirely deserving,” said a source.
Coro came at FC Goa last season from Cyprus for $185,000 and played extremely well scoring 18 goals and got the Golden Boot.
Coro also had offers from several franchises like FC Pune City who wanted to have attacking trio of Marcelinho, Emiliano Alfaro and Coro for next season. Not only Coro but also Bengaluru FC striker Miku was also offered by the Pune franchise.
“Goa does not have the budget to splash on Coro and Lanza together for another season. Coro has already been handed a substantial hike and ISL’s salary cap for foreign signings mean they cannot pay Lanzarote a similar amount,” said another source.
According to the source, Lanzarote has appointed a representative in Goa to speak with other Indian clubs with former champions ATK ahead of the queue to secure his signature.
FC Goa coach Sergio Lobera is very confident that they can find the best combination ahead of the next season.