Mumbai City have already signed Greg Stewart and David Williams for the upcoming season.

In a press release, Mumbai City have announced the departure of six players from the past season. Their contracts have come to an end today and they will be leaving the club. The press release read, “Mumbai City FC bid farewell to Mohamad Rakip, Igor Angulo, Diego Maurício, Cássio Gabriel, Bradden Inman and Vikram Singh who leave the Islanders today after the end of their contracts. Everyone in the Mumbai City family would like to thank them for their services to the Club and wish them the absolute best for the future.”

Mohamad Rakip and Vikram Lakhbir Singh hardly got a chance to showcase their talent for the Islanders. However, Igor Angulo, Cassio Gabriel and Diego Mauricio played a crucial role for Des Buckingham’s side. On the other hand, Bradden Inman’s performance in the Indian Super League was not up to the mark. Rakip however, has signed a pre-contract with East Bengal. The future of the other players is yet to be decided.

Mumbai City FC’s preparations for ISL 2022/23

Mumbai City, as usual, are planning big. In the previous season, they had roped in Lalengmawia Ralte (Apuia). This season, similarly, they have bagged the services of Greg Stewart. Stewart played an integral role in Jamshedpur FC’s ISL League Winners’ Shield triumph. A few days back, they also signed David Williams who was all set to leave ATK Mohun Bagan for the upcoming season.

But, can it be accepted that Mumbai City didn’t extend Igor Angulo’s contract to pitch in David Williams as the main man upfront? It may so happen that the Islanders are after another top signing upfront.

The club didn’t do well in the Indian Super League last time. They ended their campaign in the fifth position in the table. However, Mumbai City made a second-place finish (group stage) in their AFC Champions League campaign.

But unfortunately, they weren’t eligible to qualify for the Round of 16 as they weren’t one of the best three runners-up from the five West Asian groups. Certainly, the owners will be all set to make a comeback this season.

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