Here is our exclusive Mumbai City FC Squad Preview. Mumbai City FC was one of the most active ISL clubs in the transfer window, the City-Group owned Club has spent fortunes on securing the services of some of the best players in the league. They have hired the impressive Sergio Lobera after his excellent last year at Goa. The team will look to reach the summit after such a strong performance in the transfer window.
Mumbai City FC Squad Preview: Important Signings
- Adam Le Fondre (Sydney FC to Mumbai City FC)
- Hugo Boumous (FC Goa to Mumbai City FC)
- Ogbeche (Kerala Blasters to Mumbai City FC)
- Mourtada Fall (FC Goa to Mumbai City FC)
- Ahmed Jahouh (FC Goa to Mumbai City FC)
- Farukh Chowdhury (Jamshedpur FC to Mumbai City FC)
- Mandar Rao Desai (FC Goa to Mumbai City FC)
- Cy Goddard (On Loan from Benevento Calcio)
- Hernan Santana (On loan from Sporting Gijon)
Amrinder Singh will hold the last line of defence for the Islanders. The team will be depending on its skipper to provide the goods in the back to provide confidence to the team. Lakhbir Singh and Lalchenpa will deputise him at the goal.
Defence: Will defence turn out to the Strength?
Mumbai City FC has strengthened their defence quite considerably this season. New signings like Mourtada Fall and Mandar Rao Desai are proven talents in the Indian Super League. Retained players like Sarthak Golui, Valpuia and Raokip will play their part in making the defence rock solid. Ranawade, Mehtab Singh and Tondonba have also been added to the defence to provide cover in the defensive positions.
Midfielders: Will Lobera Magic Continue?
Midfield is a position that Mumbai can boast of this season, Mumbai has brought in Lobera’s trusted men in form of Jahouh, Boumous who played under him at FC Goa. Boumous will be the mainstay of the team in the attacking midfield. Santana and Rowlin Borges will be the defensive midfielders in duty to stop the attacking transition from opponents. National team midfielder Raynier Fernandes along with Goddard will be playing in the role of central midfielders. On paper, the team looks solid in the centre of the park.
Forwards: The Best in the League
Mumbai City FC, without doubt, possesses the most potent attacking force in the league. Adam Le Fondre is one of the biggest strikers in the Asian Football Circuit, his inclusion will have a far-reaching impact on the league itself. Ogbeche, one of the best striker in ISL history has joined Mumbai from Kerala and will most probably be the first name in the team sheet. Players like Farukh Chowdhury and Bipin Singh will provide the attacking options in the wide areas. Will the frontline deliver upon its the expectation? Only time can tell.
Sergio Lobera (Head Coach)
The former FC Goa coach has played a significant role in their qualification to AFC Champions League; he has worked with clubs like Barcelona in the youth system, he was manager of clubs like UD Las Palmas, AD Ceuta and FC Goa. His playing style is fluid passing football the resembles quite a lot with Barcelona. His favourite formation is 4-2-3-1.
- Anthony Fernandes (Assistant Coach)
- Jesus Tato (Assistant Coach)
- Juan Maria Cruz Arias (Goalkeeping Coach)
Mumbai City FC Squad Preview: Player to Watch Out For
Adam Le Fondre
The former Sydney FC striker has played for clubs like Wolves, Rotherham, Cardiff, Reading and Bolton. He has featured in top leagues like Premier League, Championship and competitions like FA Cup and League Cup. He has scored 12 Premier League goals in only 34 matches. In A-League has an enviable record of scoring 36 goals in 53 matches. All over his career, he has scored 228 goals in 599 matches. He is undoubtedly the player to watch out for.
Young Gun to Watch Out For
Vikram Pratap Singh
The Right Winger has joined the club from the Indian Arrows. He has touted as one of the best attacking players in the youth set up. We will keep a close eye on him.
That concludes our Mumbai City FC Squad Preview. Will Mumbai City be able to live up to the lofty expectations? It will be one of the biggest talking points throughout the season. Islanders are quite the favorites going into the tournament. Will we get to see another Sergio Lobera masterclass? Only time can tell.
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