FC Pune City sign Iain Hume
It wasn’t a very tough decision to make, to return to the ISL and join FC Pune City if I’m honest. From the other side, I’ve always admired the top-class facilities at the training ground and the stadium and the way the club is professionally run. —Iain Hume
PUNE: FC Pune City and Iain Hume reached an understanding as the Canadian striker signed with the Pune based team for the 2018-19 season.
As a part of the agreement, the club will have an option to retain the prolific forward for one more year at the end of the coming season.
Hume, who is the highest goal scorer in the history of Indian Super League, has plied his trade in ISL with Kerala Blasters FC and ATK scoring 28 goals in four seasons.
Besides his 59 appearances till date is the highest number of games played by any player in ISL.
In February, Hume suffered a knee injury that ruled him out of action for the rest of season. Thereafter he has undergone a surgery on his right knee and has been doing his rehabilitation in India and the UK.
“I I’ve had long chats with the club and it’s medical team, and I’m sure together we can make my recovery as quick as possible and back doing what I do best (playing football, fighting for the shirt & scoring goals) as soon as possible,” Hume said.
“I’ve had a very good past 4 seasons in the ISL at both Kerala Blasters & ATK and still have a very good relationship with both clubs and sets of fans. The relationship I have with Manjappada is one that’s special and I’m sure will continue.
“But like every footballer, now that things are confirmed, I will give my whole-hearted efforts to make sure I’m back 100% as soon as I can and give my blood, sweat & tears for FC Pune City. Hume added.