Good news for Mumbai City FC fans as former Atletico de Kolkata shot-stopper, Amrinder Singh has signed a one-season deal with the team for the Hero Indian Super League 2017-18 season.
Signed from Bengaluru FC, Singh becomes the highest paid Indian goalkeeper ever at INR 1.2 Cr.
The 24-year-old keeper returns to ‘Aamchi Mumbai’ after a loan spell in the 2016 edition of the Indian Super League. He made six appearances, keeping five clean sheets as Mumbai City FC topped the league phase, but lost to Atletico de Kolkata in the semi-finals after a 3-2 aggregate scoreline.
Singh made his mark in the Indian Super League with Atletico de Kolkata in 2015 with some Buffon-esque saves and performances with six clean sheets.
He then moved to Bengaluru FC in the I-League initially on loan and then on a permanent basis.
The Punjab-born keeper also started the 2016 AFC Cup final against Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya as Bengaluru FC ended runners-up, losing to the Iraqi club 1-0.
Starting from the 2017-18 season, winner of ISL gets a chance to represent the country at continental level i.e. in AFC Cup. This upcoming season will also feature 10 teams instead of 8.
Let’s hope Mumbai City FC bags more talented players and proves to be a tough opposition in the upcoming ISL season #BoleTohMCFC