Indian Super League (ISL) side, Mumbai City FC on Tuesday confirmed the signing of attacking midfielder, Greg Stewart with the Scot joining the Islanders from Jamshedpur FC on a two-year deal which keeps him at the club till May 2024.
The 32-year-old was pivotal in Jamshedpur FC’s ISL League Winners’ Shield triumph in 2021-22 as the attacking midfielder scored 10 goals and registered 10 assists as he ended the season as the leading assist-maker. He was also voted the ‘Hero of the League’ in his debut ISL campaign.
“I’m delighted to be here at Mumbai City. The club outlined their plans and their ambitions right from the outset and I believe joining Mumbai City is the right step forward to continue my journey in India. The club and the coach Des Buckingham intend to build on what was an momentous season for Mumbai City last time out, including a strong performance in the AFC Champions League, and I believe we can add to the success the club has enjoyed in the recent past,” Stewart said on signing for Mumbai City FC.
“Having experienced the ISL up and close for a season now, I believe we’ve got a young but a strong and competent squad. I am eager to get on with pre-season, meet my new teammates and make some fantastic memories with the club and the people that make the club, especially our fans,” he added.
“Greg is a hugely talented player who has demonstrated this on many occasions last season and to be able to bring him into our group is something I am very excited about. He is able to play as a forward as well as a more attacking midfield player, not only bringing people into the game around him but equally able to turn games in key moments by himself. With his vast experience, Greg knows what it takes to be successful and I am confident he will play an important role around the young squad here and at Mumbai City in the near future,” head coach Des Buckingham said on his signing.
This will be Stewart's second club in the ISL, following his stint with Jamshedpur.