ISL club Bengaluru FC signed Gabonese centre-back Yrondu Musavu-King in a deal that lasts till the end of the 2022/23 season. After joining the club in March this year as a free agent in a short-term deal, the club decided to extend his stay by two more years
The 29-year-old debuted for the club in a 5-0 win in the AFC Cup Preliminary Stage, which turned out to be his only appearance till the end of the season. He is Bengaluru’s first foreign signing of the season.The player has appeared for his country in FIFA World Cup qualifiers and has also played for European top-division clubs such as Spanish club Granada, Italy’s Udinese and French outfits Lorient, Caen, and Toulouse.
Yrondu Musavu-King’s comments on the deal
“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.” said Musavu-King, “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.”
“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.”
Bengaluru FC manager Marco Pezzaiouli expressed his thoughts on the transfer: “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.”
The defender’s extension follows the arrival of young Indian midfielder Rohit Kumar, and also the departure of fan-favorite centre-back Juanan Gonzalez. The Blues are back in action next month, when they take on Eagles FC in a 2021 AFC Cup Playoff clash.