The Libreville-born centre-back said he was excited and looking forward to the new season.
Indian Super League (ISL) side Bengaluru FC have announced that defender Yrondu Musavu-King has signed a two-year extension. This extension adds to his earlier short term contract with the club. The 29-year-old made his debut in a 5-0 win over Tribhuvan Army FC in the AFC Cup Preliminary Stage Two clash. Musavu-King marks the first foreign acquisition by Blues’ Head Coach Marco Pezzaiuoli, ahead of the next season. The defender has featured at the international level with Gabon.
“First of all, I would like to thank the club CEO, the coach, all the staff and my teammates who welcomed me so well when I first came to India. I had good feelings about this club right from the start, and that is one of the reasons why I have decided to extend my adventure here,” said Musavu-King, after the completion of formalities on his new deal.
“This group has good quality and the coach convinced me about the project he is building at a club that has been so successful. This fresh two-year deal is a new chapter in my professional life and it is one that I will be approaching with everything I can give. My goal is to win as many games as possible. I have seen the mentality and quality this team possesses and I am confident that together we are going to achieve many beautiful things,” he added.
Musavu-King made his debut in a 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Congo. He has represented a lot of clubs in Europe’s top divisions like Granada, Udinese, Lorient and Toulouse among others. The Libreville-born centre-back’s excitement going into the new season is certainly a major boost, considering the impact he is capable of when comfortable and in good form physically and mentally.
Pezzaiuoli said he was happy to see Musavu-King, who is a product of the Caen Academy in France, continue at the club.
“I am pleased that we have managed to secure the signature of Musavu-King. He is a fantastic professional with a wealth of experience as he has shown during his stay at Bengaluru FC so far. Football aside, he is also a warm personality in the dressing room and we look forward to having him in a Bengaluru shirt for two more seasons,” said Pezzaiuoli.
ISL franchise Hyderabad FC and I-League side Neroca FC have further agreed to the season-long loan signing of exciting winger Sweden Fernandes. The 21-year-old Goan was a part of the first team at Hyderabad FC in the 2020-21 season, having joined the club in September.
A tricky and skillful winger, Sweden impressed with his desire to learn during the season gone by, and will continue his progress with Neroca. The Manipur-based club will be one of the 13 teams in the 2021-22 season of the I-League, which will be played in a bio-bubble in Kolkata.
It will be interesting to see the performances of Sweden in the upcoming season, considering how highly rated he is.