Barcos to play for Kings
Former Argentina international Hernan Barcos will be playing for Bangladesh Premier League champions Bashundhara Kings in their upcoming AFC Cup campaign and the second phase of the league, confirmed club president Imrul Hasan.
“He (Barcos) will arrive here on Wednesday, and will replace Jalal Kdouh who has been released already. We hope his inclusion will help other foreign players know about Bangladesh,” Imrul told The Daily Star yesterday.
The 35-year-old striker appeared four times for the Albiceleste in 2012, but did not get another opportunity after that. Barcos played for a number of top clubs in Argentina and Brazil, Asia and Europe in his 15-year senior professional career. Last year he played for Atletico Nacional of Colombia, scoring 11 goals in 42 appearances.
“Barcos will be our highest paid player. He will initially play the AFC Cup and then the second leg of the Bangladesh Premier League,” Imrul informed.
Bashundhara Kings have been pitted in Group E of AFC Cup, alongside Chennai City FC, TC Sports and another team yet to be decided. Bashundhara Kings will play their first match on March 11 against TC Sports of Maldives in Dhaka.