Mumbai City sign goalkeeper Ravi Kumar on loan from Odisha FC
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The custodian will remain with the Islanders until the end of this season.
Mumbai City FC have announced the signing of goalkeeper Ravi Kumar on loan from Odisha FC for the remainder of this ISL 2021-22 season. The 28-year-old returns for a second stint with the Islanders and will remain at the club until May 31, 2022.
A product of the Tata Football Academy, Ravi started his career with the Indian Arrows before making a move Sporting Clube de Goa. Loan stints with Delhi Dynamos and Minerva Punjab followed before he was picked by NorthEast United FC in the 2017 ISL Draft.
The shot-stopper signed for Mumbai City ahead of the 2018-19 season and spent two seasons with the Islanders, making three appearances for the club, before he moved to Odisha FC in 2020.
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Ravi, who will wear the number 21 jersey for Mumbai City, becomes the third addition to the Islanders’ squad in the January transfer window after the arrivals of Vinit Rai and Diego Mauricio. Rai has also arrived from Odisha FC on loan for this season. He represented the Juggernauts in ISL 2021-22 and was one of their club captains before the surprise move.
What Ravi Kumar said
“It’s a great feeling to be back. The club and the coach Des Buckingham have put their faith in me and I am aware of the expectations that come with being a part of Mumbai City. I am ready and I hope I can do my part in pushing my teammates and the club towards another successful season in my time here.”
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What MCFC coach Des Buckingham said
“Ravi brings in valuable experience with him. He is a great individual to have in your group and more importantly, Ravi understands the fabric of the club. He is a fantastic addition to our goalkeeping unit along with Phurba Lachenpa and Mohammad Nawaz and we’re happy to have him with us at Mumbai City.”
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