PUNE: FC Pune City have made an exciting splash into the ISL transfer market with the signing of Brazilian forward Marcelo Leite Pereira for the upcoming season of Indian Super League.

Better known as Marcelinho, the 30-year-old turned out for Delhi Dynamos in the previous season of ISL and finished as league’s top scorer with 10 goals in 14 matches.

The left winger who can also play on the right wing and as a striker is known for his creativity and lethal speed and is a crucial addition to the Antonio Lopez Habas-coached side.

Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Marcelinho is a well-travelled player having played in Spain, Italy, Greece and Brazil. The winger who can double up as a striker has played for various clubs like Skoda Xanthi, Catania, Atromotis, Anapolis and Atletico Madrid B.

He was also part of the Atromotis’s UEFA Europa League squad and his best performance came against AIK Solna in 2015, in the preliminary round, where he scored a goal and assisted one to be named the man of the match.

Having secured the services of an impact player such as Marcelinho, the Stallions, who never progressed beyond the league phase of ISL, would definitely fancy their chances for the upcoming season starting in November.

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