ISL franchise Mumbai City FC are reportedly ready to pay a tranfer fee of 1.6 Crores for the acquisition of FC Goa’s talismanic midfielder Hugo Boumous.
Yesterday, Boumous announced on his Instagram page that he was leaving the club after two years and bid farewell to the FC Goa fans.
This prompted the FC Goa club to post on all their social media handles that Boumous is under contract with them and no agreement is reached on his transfer with any club, sparking confusion amongst Indian football fans online.
Boumous had signed a three-year extension at FC Goa last season and has two more years left on his contract. However, with the rumors of FC Goa coach Sergio Lobera also moving to the Islanders along with a bunch of FC Goa players also following him to Mumbai, the chances of Boumous also making the move was always a possibility.
The 24-year-old French-Moroccan midfielder was a crucial cog in the Lobera’s FC Goa team and it was no surprise that Mumbai would attempt to get him. As per a report in the Times of India, the City Football Group (CFG) backed Mumbai City FC franchise made an offer to FC Goa to buy out Boumous’ contract for a sum of Rs 1.6 crore.
With this potential move, the Mumbai City FC side is set to land the ISL’ Most Valuable Player from last season who had scored 11 goals and provided 10 assists.