BFC rope in Serbian striker Jugovic

BFC rope in Serbian striker Jugovic

 Bengaluru FC signed Serbian striker Marjan Jugovic in a bid to add some sting in attack, the club announced on Monday.

The 33-year-old Jugovic fills in the slot for the fourth foreigner after Bengaluru released Honduran Roby Norales early this month, and is on a deal that will keep him at the club till the end of the season.

Standing a little over six feet, Jugovic comes with the experience of having played in the qualifying matches of UEFA Europa League and the AFC Champions League.

The widely travelled Serbian has turned out for clubs in Poland, Syria, Iceland and Indonesia and last played for Lebanese club Al-Akhaa Al-Ahli Aley for whom he scored 18 goals in 31 appearances.

“We hope the arrival of Marjan will add impetus to our attacking department. He’s tall, a proper target man and has very handy experience gathered across continents,” Bengaluru head coach Albert Roca said.

“We have been creating so many chances but have struggled to put them away and Marjan’s got his task cut out. I’m sure he will help get our season back on track,” he added.

Jugovic, meanwhile, said he was pleased to be a part of BFC. “I’m very happy to join a big club in India and one that’s famous across Asia too. I hope to help the team have a successful finish to the season and will be giving my 100% to the fans, my team-mates and the club,” said Jugovic.

The striker is expected to make the trip to Punjab for Bengaluru’s next league assignment against Minerva Punjab FC on March 5.

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