Indian Super League (ISL) side, Mumbai City FC on Tuesday announced the permanent signing of Lallianzuala Chhangte following his six-month loan spell with the club, with the winger signing a three-year deal with the Islanders.
Chhangte moved to Mumbai City on a loan-deal from fellow ISL side, Chennaiyin FC in January 2022 and ended up making seven appearances for the club during that time. He was also an integral part of the Club’s AFC Champions League campaign, where he featured in the all six group stage matches.
“I am delighted and honoured to be a part of Mumbai City. One of the biggest reasons behind joining Mumbai City last season was to be a part of an ambitious club and to play at the highest level possible. I feel privileged that I was able to do just that representing our club at the AFC Champions League and being a part of history. It’s something that will forever remain special not only for me but for my teammates, our families, our fans and for football in India,” Chhangte said on penning the new deal.
“I’m grateful for all the faith and the support the coach Des Buckingham, the staff and the management have shown in me. I believe I am settled in already with my new family and that I have a lot more to offer to the team. This is the start of an exciting new chapter for me and I cannot wait to be in Mumbai and represent our club to the best of my abilities in front of our fans.”
Despite being only 25-years-old, the winger has already made 97 appearances in the ISL and is the third-highest Indian goal-scorer in the league’s history with 20 goals to his name.