Guardiola is one of the most spoken word in world football. Team it with Pep, you get one of the most decorated Spanish defenders of the modern era and one of the most successful coaches in the history of the game. Team it with Sergi, you get Adelaide United’s newest signing.
After a long chase, Gui Amor has finally landed his man, Sergi Guardiola on a one year loan deal Spanish side Granada. A famous name in Spain, Sergi Guardiola is known for signing with Barcelona, only to have his contract torn up a day later after offensive tweets about Barcleona and the Catalonia region emerged. Since then, he has found a home with Granada B, where he score 8 goals in 19 games for the La Liga reserves team.
He arrives in Adelaide with a simple mandate, replace Bruce Djite. The heartbeat of the championship winning side, Djite left the reds for a second time when an overseas opportunity arose that he couldn’t turn down. Two different styles of player, Guardiola will be surrounded by his compatriots, Sergio Cirio and Isiaias to help him acclimate to the Australian style.
As the A-League season draws closer, Adelaide will hope he doesn’t take long to get suited to the team and helps assuage fears that they could go from Champions to chumps in a season.