Indian Super League of ISL franchise Mumbai City FC recently announced the signing of goalkeeper Phurba Lachenpa.
The 22-year-old goalkeeper will be with the Islanders until 2024.
Phurba Lachenpa is a graduate of the Shillong Lajong FC Academy and he signed a professional contract with the Meghalaya-based club in 2015.
The Sikkimese shot-stopper made 24 appearances during his four seasons there, before signing for fellow I-League club Real Kashmir in 2019.
A regular starter in Real Kashmir’s fourth-place finish last season in the I-League, Lachenpa impressed as he kept 8 clean sheets in 19 appearances across all competitions, conceding only 17 goals in the process.
The youngster will join goalkeeper Amrinder Singh in the goalkeeping contingent at Mumbai City.
“It’s a proud moment for me, taking the next step of my career and committing my future to a club of Mumbai City’s stature,” said Phurba Lachenpa.
“I’ve enjoyed my football and my journey so far but I’m only getting started,” he added.
“I know I have to work harder and I am really looking forward to working with and learning from my teammates,” Phurba Lachenpa further added.
“It’s a huge challenge and an even bigger opportunity for me and I am ready to give it my all,” he further said.