ATK continue to add offensive firepower to their side with the signing of 30-year-old former Real Madrid B attacking midfielder Javi Hernández for the upcoming season.
Born in Salamanca, Spain, Javi was part of youth academies at CDF Pizarrales, local club UD Salamanca and at the age of 16, he joined the Real Madrid academy (2005-08).
The midfielder was drafted into the Real Madrid Castilla side in 2008 and went onto make 34 appearances for the club in the Segunda División B – the third tier of the Spanish League system.
After three seasons at Real which included a loan spell to Swedish club Halmstads BK, Hernández moved back to his hometown club UD Salamanca (2011-2013) and also spent a season each at Spanish clubs CD Ourense and Burgos CF.
In 2015, Javi moved abroad to play for the Romanian club Poli Timișoara followed by a season in the Ekstraklasa (Polish League) with Górnik Łęczna. Hernández joins the ISL side ATK from another Polish club – KS Cracovia where he spent the last two seasons.
The 30-year-old in 93 appearances in the Polish league has scored 19 goals and assisted 18.
FUN FACT: Javi is the cousin of former Real Madrid player Guti.