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ISL Transfer Watch: Glan Martins to stay with FC Goa for three more seasons

Glan Martins

Bengaluru, July 15: Following his impressive debut season, Glan Martins has signed a new three-year contract with Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa.

The new deal will see the Indian international wear his beloved orange till the summer of 2024.

"It's really exciting for me and my family to sign this three-year deal with the club," Martins told FC Goa Media after putting pen to paper until at least 2024.

The man from Velsao has looked completely at home ever since donning the FC Goa colours for the first time in February in a game against NorthEast United.

Since then, Glan has started in 12 of the 14 matches he has been available for the Club, including five of the six AFC Champions League games the Gaurs played in April.

Martins has impressed mightily in midfield with his tenacious and energetic displays, helping the Gaurs qualify for the play-offs for a record fourth-time running.

His displays at the centre of the park did not go unnoticed as he saw himself being awarded his first national cap in June - starting all three games in India's FIFA World Cup/AFC Asian Cup qualifiers.

"I've grown so much here at this club in a very short time, both on and off the pitch. I would like to think that I'm now more aware of what is expected of me, I know what I need to bring to the table.

"I feel like I'm in a position now where I'm finally starting to realise my potential and give my all for the cause.

"There's more that I can do here at FC Goa to help the team. I want to play in the AFC Champions League again. I want to win trophies here, not only for the club and the team, but also for the amazing people of Goa. I'm really excited to see what we can go on and achieve in the coming years," Martins added.

Ferrando expressed his delight, "The first thing I remember when anyone tells me about Glan is the first time he came to training. He wanted to get in and make a difference. That's something I really value, someone who has the drive and has character to take decisions on the field.

"I'm so happy to have him now back in the team for the long run. He's a real professional who improves our team."

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Story first published: Thursday, July 15, 2021, 11:04 [IST]
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