Indian Super League (ISL) club Bengaluru FC have further strengthened their squad with the signing of Jorge Pereyra Diaz, Alberto Noguera, and Lalthuammawia Ralte.

Diaz and Noguera, both part of Mumbai City FC's ISL Cup-winning team, have signed a one-year contract with the Blues. Meanwhile, goalkeeper Ralte has also returned to his former club after three seasons, marking his third stint with Bengaluru FC.

Since making his ISL debut in the 2021–22 season, Diaz has proven himself as a prolific goal-scorer, tallying 29 goals in 58 games with his sharp movements and shooting prowess inside the opponent's box. The 33-year-old Argentine is widely recognized for his offensive threat and ability to score goals.

Diaz has been instrumental for Mumbai City FC over the past two seasons, playing a crucial role in their league triumph in the 2022–23 season and cup victory in the 2023–24 season.

In his debut ISL season with Mumbai City FC, Diaz was the joint second-highest goalscorer. Last season, he topped the club's scoring charts with 10 goals, sharing the honour with Lallianzuala Chhangte.

Having previously played for Kerala Blasters and Mumbai City FC, Diaz brings valuable experience to Bengaluru FC's attacking lineup, where he is set to feature alongside Sunil Chhetri and Ryan Williams.

Like Diaz, Alberto Noguera has also joined Bengaluru FC after enjoying two successful years with Mumbai City FC, making them the third Indian club for both players.

The Spanish midfielder joined Mumbai City FC in the 2022–23 season after winning the Durand Cup with FC Goa in 2020–21. In the league, Noguera has appeared in 72 matches, scoring nine goals and providing 13 assists.

Known for his attacking flair and agility in midfield, the 34-year-old playmaker has been pivotal, averaging 42 passes per game over the last four years. He has created 118 chances and succeeded in 128 dribbles, maintaining an 85% passing accuracy.

During his time with Mumbai City FC, Noguera contributed to winning the ISL League Shield and ISL Cup.

Lalthuammawia Ralte has re-joined Bengaluru FC for his third stint with the club. The goalkeeper spent the last two seasons with Odisha FC but featured in only one game during the 2023–24 season, primarily serving as backup to Amrinder Singh, Odisha FC's primary goalkeeper.

The 31-year-old shot-stopper was honoured with the 'Goalkeeper of the Tournament' award at the Kalinga Super Cup 2024, where he kept three clean sheets for Odisha DC.

Ralte has made four ISL appearances so far, keeping one clean sheet.

Amey Ranawade extends his loan stay at Odisha FC

Indian Super League (ISL) side Odisha FC have announced the extension of defender Amey Ranawade’s loan contract, which will keep him with the Kalinga Warriors until the end of the 2024–25 season.

The right-back enjoyed a stellar season under the guidance of Sergio Lobera, becoming a regular starter for Odisha FC during the ISL 2023–24 season. Ranawade made significant contributions with seven-goal involvements (one goal and six assists), the highest among defenders.

In his 24 appearances last season, he played a total of 2149 minutes, averaging 32 passes per game. He also won 35 tackles, succeeded in 86 duels, and completed 93 recoveries, contributing to Odisha FC's eight clean sheets. Ranawade played a pivotal role in Odisha FC's historic qualification for the semi-finals.

Since his ISL debut in the 2019–20 season, Ranawade has featured in 59 games. The 26-year-old achieved career-best performances at Odisha FC and will continue with the Kalinga Warriors for another season.

Daniel Lalhlimpuia joins Mumbai City FC

Mumbai City FC, an Indian Super League (ISL) club, has acquired the services of Daniel Lalhlimpuia. The striker joins the Islanders on a one-year contract until the end of the 2024–25 season.

Hailing from Mizoram, the 26-year-old began his football career at the Chandigarh Football Academy before moving to the AIFF Elite Academy. He has represented the national team at several youth levels, captaining the U-19 team, and made his senior national team debut in 2016.

At the club level, Bengaluru FC granted him his professional debut in the I-League. Lalhlimpuia gained ISL experience with Chennaiyin FC on loan and later played for Delhi Dynamos, Odisha FC, and Punjab FC, and has made over 130 club appearances in total.

Lalhlimpuia's playing style and characteristics align with the Islanders' philosophy and values and will further strengthen the team's attack.

Daniel Lalhlimpuia said:

"It's a dream come true for me to join Mumbai City FC. The club's environment is highly regarded, and I'm excited to train with the best players in the country. I can't wait to begin this new chapter of my life with Mumbai City FC and contribute in every way possible to help the team achieve its objectives for the upcoming season."

Petr Kratky – Head Coach, of Mumbai City FC, said:

"Daniel (Lalhlimpuia) is a talented player who fits our playing style and is committed to working hard. We believe he will be a great addition to our attacking unit and can contribute to achieving our targets. We welcome Daniel (Lalhlimpuia) to the club and look forward to working with him."

Jamshedpur FC bid farewell to Alen Stevanovic

Indian Super League (ISL) side Jamshedpur FC announced the departure of Alen Stevanovic, who has left the club after spending a year with the Men of Steel.

The Serbian forward featured in 16 ISL games last season but did not score a goal. However, Stevanovic played a crucial role with his creative movements and build-up play.

Stevanovic completed 159 successful passes, created 10 chances, succeeded in 10 dribbles, and won 29 duels. With 730 minutes of playtime, he made 28 touches in the opposition box and attempted four shots on target.