The 34-year-old Spanish midfielder was part of a 13-player off-season exit from the Wanderers after two seasons with the A-League side.

Dimas is the Blues' fourth foreign signing and joins a contingent of imports that includes ex-Brisbane Roar star Erik Paartalu who also signed this month.

"I’m very excited to join Bengaluru FC and it will be a fantastic experience for me and my family in India,” Dimas told the league’s official site.

“I can’t wait to start and get to know everyone at the club along with my teammates and staff. I will give my best every single day to help my team and all the players, and hope to take the club to even bigger heights.”

The Blues finished the 2016/17 I-League in a disappointing 4th place but picked up their second Federation Cup title this year.’

Coach Albert Roca was assistant at La Liga giants Barcelona when Dimas lined up for the B side and said he was familiar with the qualities the midfielder would bring to Sree Kanteerava Stadium..

“I’ve seen Dimas from close quarters and have no doubt about his quality and experience,” he said. “He is a hardworking and good professional and we’re confident this stint will be a successful one.”