Oldham Athletic have signed experienced Spanish striker Urko Vera and French defender Sonhy Sefil, confirmed by the club website.
Oldham Athletic have signed experienced Spanish striker Urko Vera and French defender Sonhy Sefil.
Urko Vera has played in La Liga with Athletic Bilbao, joins Latics until the end of the season. He most recently played in Romania for CFR Cluj and Astra Giurgiu.
Sonhy Sefil has put pen-to-paper on a one-and-a-half-year deal and had been at Championnat National club Lyon Duchere AS. The defender began his career at French club SC Sedan Ardennes.
Speaking to the club website, Urko Vera said: “For me it is a dream to play in England because like Spain, it is one of the best countries to play football with great followings and support. I am very happy to be here.”
“It will be tough because it is much more professional and, I think that there is a lot more competition for places, but I am ready to work.”
“I would rather people make an opinion of me when they get to see me, but I am a fighter and I love a battle.”
“The first objective is the target set by the coaches but the obvious one is promotion or minimum play-offs and getting the club back up where it should be.
“I am going to give everything I can in order to do that, it will take work, but it is achievable.”
Here is how Oldham Athletic fans reacted to the signings of Spanish striker Urko Vera and French defender Sonhy Sefil –
— Ben Pollard (@BenPollard23) January 18, 2019
— Paul (@PaulGreen95) January 18, 2019
— Martin Jankowskyj (@Janx83) January 18, 2019
Feed our Vera, Feed our Vera, Feed our Vera and she will score…..#oafc
— Graham Turner (@Laticsbiffo) January 18, 2019
— Nate (@NathanOAFC01) January 18, 2019