Chennayin signs Blasi, Kerala ropes in Bruno


Chennai: Chennaiyin FC is delighted to announce the signing of Italian central midfielder Manuele Blasi for the second season of the Hero Indian Super League.The former Italian international joins Chennaiyin after the expiry of his contract at Italian Serie B outfit AS Varese 1910.Blasi, who turned 35 today, came through the AS Roma youth system and made his Italian Serie A debut for Roma 15 years ago. After that he had a spell at Perugia before earning the big move to Juventus in 2002.

On the other hand, Sachin Tendulkar's Kerala Blasters signed Bruno Caldini Perone, the Centre Back from Brazil. Perone played eight Campeonato Brasileiro Série A games for Figueirense, having scored one goal. On 11 August 2011, Perone joined Queens Park Rangers on a one-year deal. He made his debut for QPR on 23 August 2011 in a League Cup loss against Rochdale. Four days later, he made his Premier League debut playing the entire match against Wigan Athletic. On 6 June 2012, it was announced that Perone has left Queens Park Rangers. 25 October 2012, Nottingham Forest manager Sean O'Driscoll announced a "mystery signing". News broke on social networking site Twitter that Perone was on trial with Nottingham Forest; however, nothing came of this trial period. In January 2013, he signed for Linense.