Mumbai City signs former ATK Mohun Bagan & Odisha midfielder Brad Inman

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Reigning champions Mumbai City has signed former ATK Mohun Bagan and Odisha midfielder Bradden Inman on a one-year deal until the end of the 2021-22 Indian Super League season.

After signing for the Islanders, Inman said,

“I am pleased to join the defending champions Mumbai City FC. They have a clear goal and ambition about where they see themselves in the immediate, which is to win trophies and be one of the best clubs in Asia, and my goal will be to do my best in my bid to help the club achieve its objectives.”

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Inman joined the Newcastle United youth academy as a 16-year old player but never made an appearance for the senior team in his six-year stay with the Tyneside club.

A loan to League One club Crewe Alexandra was followed by a permanent transfer and Inman spent a total of three and a half seasons with the club. The midfielder made 117 League One appearances and scored 20 goals whilst assisting 8 goals as well.

Peterborough United signed the player on a free transfer but Inman made only 11 appearances for the side providing 3 assists before sealing a loan switch to Rochdale. For Rochdale, Inman scored 8 goals and provided 12 assists in 56 League One appearances.

When Brisbane Roar came calling, the Australian midfielder decided to move back to his homeland and made 24 appearances in his debut A-League season scoring 4 goals and supplying 6 assists.

ATK Mohun Bagan signed the Adelaide-born midfielder ahead of the 2020-21 ISL season but the midfielder started only one match before being loaned out to Odisha where he scored a solitary goal and provided 2 assists in 6 appearances.

Talking about his previous experience in the ISL, the 29-year old midfielder felt that he has unfinished business in the league.

He said,

“It’s been a wonderful experience so far, for me, to play in India, and I am really excited to have joined Mumbai City. I feel like I have unfinished business in the ISL and I can assure the Club and the fans of my hunger to win football games with my new family.”

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The Mumbai City head coach Sergio Lobera praised the club’s latest signing and his playmaking abilities.

The Spanish manager said,

“We are delighted to have an experienced player like Bradden with us at Mumbai City. He’s a quality player, and he is someone who will strengthen our attacking unit. His strong play-making skills will bring a lot of intensity and energy into the side. I am looking forward to working with him, and I am eager to see him make a difference for us on the pitch.”