The 35-year-old is currently a free agent after leaving the Stallions.

Canadian striker and Indian Super League veteran Iain Hume has left FC Pune City and is currently a free agent looking for new opportunities.

The 35-year old marksman has been a prolific goalscorer since his early days in India. Hume has plied his trade for clubs like Leicester City, Tranmere Rovers, Preston North End, Fleetwood Town and Doncaster Rovers. He also had two stints in the lower divisions of Spain, playing for SD Ponferradina and Extremadura UD. He started his illustrious ISL career after joining Kerala Blasters in 2014.

He has very effective for the Blasters and inspired them to the final of the inaugural ISL season, where they lost out against ATK. He shifted loyalties and joined ATK in 2016 and enjoyed his best season in India with the Kolkata based outfit. The forward netted 11 goals and inspired the side to their second ISL title.

Hume returned back to Kerala Blasters, but unfortunately could not replicate his past form donning the yellow jersey. He had fitness issues and was ruled out for the campaign, before being released by the Blasters management. Hume then joined FC Pune City in the last season and again had a lacklustre campaign with the Stallions, appearing in only 10 matches and failed to find the net even once.


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However, form is not the only concern for the Canadian, as his club Pune City have been rocked by financial constraints and have delayed the payments of players and staff. Hume was the first player to write a letter about the issue to the All India Football Federation (AIFF). The Indian FA held a meeting with the club representatives and reached a settlement with the Canadian striker, promising to clear all dues by the second week of July in two separate instalments.


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Hume is a proven goalscorer who works hard on the field and puts in a shift for whichever side he plays. He has scored 29 goals in the league till date, a number only bettered by Ferran Corominas (34) and Indian national team talisman, Sunil Chhetri (30). It will be interesting to see where the Canadian forward finally ends up for the upcoming season.