Mumbai: Mumbai City FC have announced the signing of FC Pune City duos Diego Carlos and Sarthak Golui. The Islanders have significantly weakened their arch rivals who are currently facing huge financial issues and are looking to relocate to a new city.
Diego Carlos is a Brazilian winger who has been playing for FC Pune City for the last 2 seasons. He was brought in from Ufa, a Russian Premier League club. Diego had spent 6 years in Russia, playing in the second division and the first division for equal amount of time.
Diego Carlos has scored 4 times for FC Pune City over his 2 year stint, scoring 2 and providing an assist in the 2018-19 season. Diego grabbed the headlines in the recent edition of the Indian Super League when he lashed out on Seriton Fernandes in FC Pune City’s 4-2 loss at the hands of FC Goa.
Diego was fined Rs. 2 lakhs and suspended for 3 games as a consequence of his actions. This resulted in him playing in only 9 games, playing just 571 minutes. On the other hand, Diego played all the 18 games for FC Pune City in the 2017-18 season, with identical goal and assist stats but a lot more influence on the gameplay of FC Pune City.
It will be interesting to see if he brings the 2017-18 form or the 2018-19 form to Mumbai City FC. On the other hand, Sarthak Golui, a promising 21 year old right-back, has been on the up in the Hero Indian Super League. Sarthak has appeared 27 times for FC Pune City over the last two seasons, with his good form and consistency on the right hand side of the pitch earning him a consistent run in the first team.
Sarthak has contributed well in attack with 5 assists and 1 goal in his two years at FC Pune City. These are decent numbers for a young full-back, and Sarthak will be hoping to add more experience and more attacking verve to his game at Mumbai City FC.
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