Mumbai City FC on Thursday has signed national group defender Rahul Bheke. He is on a two-year contract with a choice. Also, to expand for an advanced season from Bengaluru FC. Bheke played a significant part in Bengaluru FC’s title-winning season of 2018-19.
Mumbai City FC on Thursday restricted in defender Rahul Bheke from Bengaluru FC. The defender joins the Islanders on a two-year contract. Until the conclusion of the 2022-23 campaign with a choice to expand for a further season.
The 30-year-old is right now with the National Team’s preparatory camp in Kolkata ahead of the International friendlies. Bheke has been spoken to India 13 times, since making his debut against Curaçao in 2019 amid the Kings’ Cup in Thailand.
“It’s a surreal feeling, to have joined Mumbai City. This is my hometown club and of course, the defending champions. The feeling of representing your city and your people is what makes this game more special for me, and I did not have to think twice when the opportunity to join Mumbai City came about,” Bheke said in a club statement.
“I am aware of the ambitions we have at our club. And the expectations that the coach Sergio Lobera has from me, and I’m fully preparing. Moreover, for the challenges that lie ahead. I’m ready to start this new journey with my new family and make memories with our fans,” he added.
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Bheke can play over the backline. He began his career through the youth sides of Mahindra United. Also, they went on to play for Air India, Mumbai Tigers, and Mumbai FC. Before moving to East Bengal in 2015. Bheke is also a prepared campaigner within the Indian Super League.
Rahul Bheke played for Kerala Blasters FC in ISL 2015. From that point, he went on to represent FC Pune City in ISL 2016. They’re playing 10 games for the Stallions.