ISL 2020-21: Mumbai City FC sign midfielder Hugo Boumous from FC Goa on two-year deal

The French-Moroccan midfielder Hugo Boumous won ISL Golden Ball last season with 10 goals and 11 assists in 15 appearances.

Press Trust of India October 17, 2020 16:38:32 IST
ISL 2020-21: Mumbai City FC sign midfielder Hugo Boumous from FC Goa on two-year deal

Hugo Boumous won the ISL Golden Ball last season with 10 goals and 11 assists in 15 appearances. Image: SPORTZPICS for ISL

Mumbai: Indian Super League franchise Mumbai City FC on Saturday announced the signing of French-Moroccan mid-fielder Hugo Boumous from FC Goa ahead of the upcoming season.

The attacking mid-fielder joins them on a contract that will keep him at the club until 2022.

"It is no secret that I have had a very successful working relationship with coach Sergio Lobera," Boumous was quoted as saying in a media statement.

"He knows how to bring out the best in me and I am delighted to be joining him and my new teammates at this ambitious club. I had a great last season but I want to get better and I want to win trophies," he added.

Mumbai City head coach Sergio Lobera, on his part, described the midfielder as one of the finest footballers to have played in India.

"His numbers and his accolades speak volumes about what he can bring to our team. I have worked with Hugo in the past; he has immense experience and guile for his age.

"I am glad we could bring him to Mumbai City and I am expecting him to play a crucial part in us achieving our collective ambitions," Lobera stated.

The 25-year-old joins the Islanders on the back of an excellent 2019-20 season with the Goan outfit, which saw him win the ISL Golden Ball with 10 goals and 11 assists in 15 appearances.

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