Mumbai City FC on Sunday, 30 January, confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Ravi Kumar on loan from Odisha FC as he returns for his stint with the Islanders and will remain at the club until May 31, 2022.

Graduated from the Tata Football Academy, Ravi started his career with the Indian Arrows before making a move to Sporting Clube de Goa. Loan stints with Delhi Dynamos and Minerva Punjab followed before he was picked by NorthEast United FC in the 2017-18 ISL Draft.

The custodian signed for Mumbai City FC ahead of the 2018-19 season and spent two seasons with the Islanders, making three appearances for the club, before he moved to Odisha FC in 2020.

On his joining, Ravi stated that he was aware of the expectations that come along with being a part of a club with the stature of Mumbai City FC.

“It’s a great feeling to be back. The club and the coach Des Buckingham have put their faith in me and I am aware of the expectations that come with being a part of Mumbai City. I am ready and I hope I can do my part in pushing my teammates and the club towards another successful season in my time here.”

While head coach Des Buckingham said Ravi will help Mumbai City FC with the experience he brings and his history with the club helps him understand the clubs’ fabric better.

“Ravi brings in valuable experience with him. He is a great individual to have in your group and more importantly, Ravi understands the fabric of the club. He is a fantastic addition to our goalkeeping unit along with Phurba Lachenpa and Mohammad Nawaz and we’re happy to have him with us at Mumbai City.”