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FC Goa sign forward Devendra Murgaonkar, while Kerala Blasters snatch promising youngster

Football   |   October 2, 2020

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Indian forward Devendra Murgaonkar has joined India Super League side Goa FC on Thursday. The 21-year-old’s transfer fee was undisclosed, but it was said that the player signed a three-year contract.

The player stated how it is a great opportunity to join the league leaders for last season and that he will make sure to make full use and take advantage of a dream come true.

Ravi Puskur, the Director of Football FC Goa, stated that the player had performed consistently at the Goa pro league thus a good reason to have him on the team.

“Devendra is a player who has consistently performed at the Goa Pro League and has racked up goals, season after season. He’s a clever player who drops to assist in the build-up and also finds himself smart pockets of space.” Ravi Puskur said.

Meanwhile, NorthEast United have signed Belgian defender Benjamin Lambot, their third foreign acquisition so far.

The 33-year-old joined from Nea Salamis Famagusta in Cyprus where he had 23 appearances from last season.

Before then he played for Cercle Brugge for 5 years between 2015 and 2019 making close to 100 appearances albeit he never featured for the national team.

In Kerala, Kerala Blasters have handed a 5-year contract extension to Rahul Kannoly Praveen until 2025, the club announced on Wednesday.

Rahul was part of the All India Football Federation Elite Academy ahead of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup held India. He later went on to feature for Indian Arrows last season scoring five goals and making 3 assists last season in the I-League.

The player, after speaking with the representatives of the club stated that he is happy with the plans that the club has for him which will help him develop as a player.

 

Written by: Daniel Ademiju Idowu

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