The defending champions have announced the signing of the Indian Super League golden boot winner Igor Angulo ahead of the upcoming season.
Igor Angulo, former FC Goa striker parted ways with the club after the conclusion of the ISL season. He was not even a part the squad of the club's maiden AFC Champions League campaign. He had almost joined Odisha FC, and was convinced by the project of the club. However, Mumbai City FC came in at the last moment and convinced the Spanish striker to join the Mumbai-based club.
The 37-year-old Spaniard joins the reigning ISL League Winners' and Champions after putting pen to paper on a one-year contract with the Islanders.
The experienced striker was one of the vital cogs for fellow ISL club FC Goa, making it to the playoffs in the 2020-21 ISL season. He scored as many as 14 goals in 21 games to bag the Golden Boot award in his debut ISL campaign.
Before coming to India, Angulo plied his trade for four seasons in the Polish Ekstraklasa, Poland's top-flight football league with Gornik Zabrze, where he tasted a lot of success. He emerged among the top two goal scorers in three consecutive seasons and had also won the Golden Boot in the 2018-19 season having scored 24 goals. During his time in Poland, Igor played 154 matches and scored 88 goals.
The Spanish striker, who started his career with Athletic Bilbao in Spain, has experience of playing in several other countries like France, Cyprus, and Greece.
"It's an honour to join the champions Mumbai City and to be a part of a club that has grand ambitions and wants to fight for titles. I have spent one season in India so far and my experience of the ISL has been incredible. But my focus remains on what I set out to do everywhere I've played - I want to win the league.
The club's mentality and the coach Sergio Lobera's philosophy fits right with the way I want to play football too and I am delighted to be here. We have a massive season ahead of us. It will be an honour to defend both our trophies and represent India in the AFC Champions League and I'm ready for the challenge. I cannot wait to get started with my new family and represent our fans and the city of Mumbai in the best way we can."
This is what he had to say about joining the Indian Super League champions.
"Igor is a veteran campaigner and a class act on and off the field. We've seen his goalscoring prowess in the previous seasons and how dangerous he can be for the opposition. He is someone who will bring a lot of valuable experience along with his skill and we are confident he can help us and bring the best out of the players playing alongside him. His understanding of the game and his guile on a football pitch will be an asset for us in this historic season that lies ahead of us. I am really pleased to have Igor with us at Mumbai City. said coach Sergio Lobera on the arrival of his new star signing.