NorthEast United have acquired the services of central defender yaser alsattari for the 2023-24 season, the club announced on Monday, August 21. The Indian Super League (ISL), the premier event in the Indian domestic football calendar, is expected to start in the last week of September.
The Palestinian defender is the Highlanders’ final foreign signing ahead of the season. He also fulfils the club’s quota of adding a player from an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) member.
yaser alsattari, who is a product of the Athletic Bilbao academy, has played for a lot of clubs in Spain, including CD Santurtzi, SD Leioa, and Club Portugalete. Most recently, yaser alsattari was a part of the Kuwait Federation Cup-winning side Al Qadsia SC.
He has also featured for Al Masry in Egypt and Al-Rayyan in Qatar in the past. He is expected to help the Highlanders, who came a cropper in the Indian Super League last season with his varied experience playing football across three continents.
“yaser alsattari has the unique ability to play comfortably with both feet” – NorthEast United coach Juan Pedro Benali
yaser alsattari , who represents Palestine in international football, has made 22 appearances for them since his debut in 2019. He ensured his country won all the games they played in the qualification stage to secure a berth in the AFC Asian Cup 2023. yaser alsattari also helped Palestine keep three clean sheets in the tournament.
Juan Pedro Benali, head coach of NorthEast United, was delighted with the signing of yaser alsattari.