Mumbai City FC sign East Bengal midfielder Mohammed Rafique

Mohammed Rafique will play for the Islanders in the 2018/19 Indian Super League (ISL) season after playing for ATK and Kerala Blasters in the earlier seasons

Mumbai City FC sign East Bengal midfielder Mohammed Rafique

Mumbai City FC have secured the signature of East Bengal midfielder Mohammed Rafique and he becomes another addition to Mumbai's quick transfers in the close season.

Mumbai have been quick to make early moves this close season and the 27-year-old is the latest addition after the likes of Milan Singh, Bipin Singh, Subhasish Bose, Souvik Chakraborty.

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Rafique has played in the ISL before with ATK scoring in the 2014 final. He played for Kerala Blasters in ISL 2016 but chose to continue with his parent club - East Bengal - last season with both the ISL and I-League running simultaneously.

East Bengal defeated Mumbai City FC in a Round of 16 game of the ongoing 2018 Super Cup but Rafique wasn't available for his team as he's out injured.

He has 10 senior India caps and one international goal to his name. He played the full 90 minutes of India's recent 2-1 loss away to the Kyrgyz Republic last month.