Jayesh Rane makes a loan move to Mumbai City FC: Press Release

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On July 24, 2023, Mumbai City FC announced the signing of Jayesh Rane on a loan move from Bengaluru FC. The Mumbai-born 30-year-old midfielder joins the Islanders on a season-long deal.

The versatile midfielder has played for Chennaiyin FC, ATK, ATK Mohun Bagan, and Bengaluru FC in the Hero ISL. Jayesh Rane won the Hero ISL Champion Trophy twice, once with Chennaiyin FC and once with ATK. Last year, he also won the historic Durrand Cup with Bengaluru FC.

Player Profile: Jayesh Rane:

Jayesh Rane started his career with Mumbai U18. In 2011-12, he played in the U-20 Hero I-League for Mumbai FC and finished as the top scorer. In his initial career, he represented Mumbai FC in 2012–13. Later in 2015-16, he switched to the ISL with Chennaiyin FC.

He also won the Hero I-League title with Aizwal FC in 2016–17.

In 2017-18, Jayesh was signed by ATK and has been a part of their title-winning journey. In 2021-22, he joined Bengaluru FC after completing his stint with ATK Mohun Bagan.

With five goals and six assists, Jayesh has been featured in 96 ISL matches in his career.

Jayesh Rane: Performance in ISL:

Rane’s performance has been impactful over the years. Jayesh, a box-to-box midfielder, is important for any style of play. His game awareness, positioning, defensive skills, and passing ability make him better than the others.

Jayesh Rane played 49 games with ATK while scoring on only three occasions. He also played in 16 matches for ATK Mohun Bagan. Playing for Bengaluru FC, he made 18 appearances in two seasons and scored a goal.

This season, Jayesh is going to pair up with Apuia and Yoell Van Nieff in Mumbai’s central midfield zone.

Jayesh Rane on joining Mumbai City FC:

On joining his home team, an excited Jayesh said,

“As a Mumbaikar, there is no bigger honour than the opportunity to play for Mumbai City. On the pitch, Mumbai City’s ambitions are second to none and that can be seen from the recent success the club has enjoyed. But off the pitch, I understand what this club means to the fans and to the city. It’s a moment of pride for me to be able to represent my home and my people. I want to thank Bengaluru FC for their support, and I’m fully committed to giving my best every day in my time here at Mumbai City.”

Mumbai City FC coach Des Buckingham on Jayesh’s arrival:

Having Rane in his squad, the gaffer said,

“We are delighted to have Jayesh with us. He is a very experienced player with a track record of success and a deep understanding of what Mumbai City stands for and the region we represent. We have a lot of games this season and must ensure we have the squad depth to compete on multiple fronts; Jayesh will bring depth, energy and versatility to our midfield. I am confident that Jayesh will be a great addition to our group and look forward to seeing him contribute to the club and his hometown of Mumbai.”

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