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Hibernians sign Spanish defender Gonzalo Lerena

Hibernians FC continued with their transfer activity when they announced the signing of Spanish defender Gonzalo Lerena.

The Paolites have been very active in the transfer market in the past 48 hours as they step up their preparations for their upcoming UEFA Champions League qualifier against Ireland side Shamrock Rovers.

“Hibernians F.C. are pleased to announce that Spanish defender Gonzalo Llerena has signed for the club,” the Premier League club said in a statement.

“The 32-year-old centre back started his youth career with CP Cacereno in his country, before joining Spanish side Linares Deportivo. In his career, he always played in Spain and recently he played for the clubs of CF Villanovense, Arenas Getxo, Inter de Madrid, CF Badalona and UD Sanse.

“We would like to welcome Gonzalo to the club and wish him the best of luck in the upcoming season.”

Lerena is the third player to sign for Hibernians in the last 24 hours after on Wednesday, the Paolites announced that they had secured the services of Danish defender Andreas Laursen and brought back Dutch forward Terence Groothusen.

Hibernians open their European commitments with a trip to Ireland on Tuesday before their return leg in Malta a week later.

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