Jamshedpur FC rope in Australian forward Harry Sawyer; Young Mumbai City FC duo departs on loan

 

Hero Indian Super League (ISL) League Shield Winners Jamshedpur FC have acquired the services of Harry Sawyer, the current leading goalscorer of the National Premier League Victoria 2022. Harrison, fondly known as "Harry," is a sharp shooting striker known for his goal-scoring shots in the box. The 1.95 metres tall Aussie striker will don the red jersey until 2023, the club announced his signing via their social media handles on Wednesday.

The striker arrives from South Melbourne FC, where he played in 2021 and 2022. He made 23 appearances this season and is the league's leading goal scorer with 17 goals. Previously he played for Gold Coast Knights in 2020. In July 2018, Harry was sent on loan to Hong Kong club Wofoo Tai Po where he scored 4 goals in 10 league games.

Harry said, "This will be my first time in Indian football, and I am excited to join the current ISL League winners. Indian Super League has grown exponentially, with players like Tim Cahill having previously played in the league and for Jamshedpur. I have heard about the rich culture of Jamshedpur and the devoted fans at the Furnace. I am excited to experience the same and looking forward to kick-off my new adventure in India as a part of the Men of Steel."

"Harry's skill in converting goals, shots inside the box, quick feet, targeted headers, and physicality makes him the best choice as a striker. Harry is a great addition to our squad and a potent threat to opponents' defences. With his skill-set, guidance, and hard work, we hope to see a lot of goals," said Aidy Boothroyd.

Harry Sawyer will join the squad in Jamshedpur for the pre-season in mid-August, wearing Jersey number 8.

Mumbai City FC see off young duo to RoundGlass Punjab FC on loan

Hmingthanmawia and Pranjal Bhumij are set to depart the Islanders and will join RoundGlass Punjab FC on loan for the upcoming 2022-23 campaign.

The duo didn’t get many minutes last season and a move to the I-League side is essential for the development of the players.

Pranjal Bhumij, a versatile attacker who can play on the wings as well as a number nine, featured in only one game last season, against NorthEast United FC. Later in the season, the 23-year-old came off from the bench in his side’s AFC Champions League game against Al-Shabab FC. 

Grown through the DSK Shivajians setup, the forward joined Mumbai City FC in 2017, but since then has majorly been a part of the reserve team.

Hmingthanmawia, fondly called as Valpuia, started his footballing career at I-League side Aizawl FC. After signing for the Islanders in 2019, the defender hasn’t got many minutes and has featured only five times in the Hero ISL.

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