ISL: ATK Mohun Bagan sign Mumbai City midfielder Hugo Boumous

Boumous has signed a five-year contract with the Green and Maroons which will keep him at the club until 2026.

There’s a lot that ATK Mohun Bagan fans can expect from Boumous. (Image Credit: Twitter)
By Arnab Mukherji | Jul 9, 2021 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Indian Super League (ISL) franchise ATK Mohun Bagan have signed one of the best-attacking midfielders in the league Hugo Boumous from defending champions Mumbai City FC. The Frenchman won the Golden Ball in 2020, which is commendable, to say the least. Boumous was further one of the star performers in the popular football tournament last season. Manager Antonio Habas will certainly be excited about the sharpened attacking power following the addition of a footballer, who has been playing in India for several years now.

Boumous is very sharp around the opponent’s box and well capable of passing the ball at the target. The club recently signed Joni Kauko, who was seen representing Finland in Euro 2020.

“I’m very happy to have penned a deal with the Kolkata giants”

“I’m very happy to have penned a deal with the Kolkata giants, the Green and Maroons, ATK Mohun Bagan. It’s a great feeling to be part of the most historic and successful club in India. My choice has been guided by the lofty ambitions of the club owner Mr. Goenka and I want to contribute to the club’s success in the ISL as well as the AFC competitions in the upcoming years. I am looking forward to playing in the Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata, the Mecca of football, in front of our thousands of fans. We will fight for them, for the glory of the City of Joy,” said the Frenchman as quoted by the Kolkata-based franchise’s official website.

“Assisting or scoring is very important as it’s contributing to the team’s results directly, it can decide whether or not the team can grab points. In fact, it is the most important part of the game. You’re happy when your team wins and if your team scores, you are closer to a win. So I think it’s the same, for me. I am someone who is always hungry for success, hungry for trophies. I am aiming for great achievements with ATK Mohun Bagan. I want to help them continue to shine as one of the best teams in India and win all the trophies here. I want to qualify for ACL next season with this team and make a historic run in this competition,” he added.

“I can’t wait to play in front of all of you”

Boumous has expressed his desire to play in front of the fans as soon as possible.

“I can’t wait to play in front of all of you, I know it might not be soon given the pandemic situation but I am sure I will be there. Hopefully, you all will enjoy watching the team as we try and do our best to win trophies. Joy Mohun Bagan,” concluded the footballer.

Head coach Antonio Lopes Habas has termed the footballer as someone who will add high value to the team, with his decision-making and superior technical abilities.

“Hugo is a player with extremely good individual technique, he is fast, and most importantly, has high technical speed which sets him apart. At the same time, Hugo has a very dynamic style of play, his capacity for counter-attacks, organized attacks and completion of actions, making him a very decisive player,” stated Habas.

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