Mumbai City announce signing of Mehtab Singh

Mumbai, Oct 24 (IANS) Mumbai City on Saturday announced the signing of defender Mehtab Singh ahead of the 2020/21 season of the Indian Super League (ISL). Mumbai coach Sergio Lobera said that Mehtab, 22, “stands out” among the talent pool of young defenders in India.”Representing a big club like Mumbai City, it’s a huge honour for me,” said Mehtab in the club’s statement. “I’ve always believed putting the hours and in being the best you can every single day. I am here to work hard, I am here to learn and most importantly, I am here to compete. The club, our coach and I, we have the same desires and the same targets and that is to become the best in the country and win trophies. I look forward to my journey here in my new home.”Mehtab joins from East Bengal, where he rose through the ranks and made his senior debut in 2016. He also spent the 2018/19 campaign on loan at Gokulam Kerala before enjoying his best season at East Bengal in 2019/20, making 11 appearances. “His energy, dynamism and his desire to win are an asset to any team and we’re glad to have him with us. He is at an age where he can develop and become one of the best centre-backs in the country and prove to be an important part of our squad here at Mumbai City,” said Lobera. –IANSrkm/bg

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