Pune: FC Pune City has acquired the services of Canadian striker Iain Hume Thursday for the 2018-19 season of the Indian Super League (ISL). As a part of the agreement, the club will have an option to retain the prolific forward for one more year at the end of the coming season.
Hume, who is the highest goal scorer in the history of ISL, has plied his trade with Kerala Blasters FC and ATK, scoring 28 goals in four seasons. Besides, his 59 appearances till date is the highest number of games played by any player in ISL. Hume was the member of the title winning ATK side in 2016.
In February, Hume suffered a knee injury that ruled him out of action for the rest of season. Thereafter he has undergone a surgery on his right knee and has been doing his rehabilitation in India and the UK.
Speaking about how he excited about joining Pune, Hume said, “It wasn’t a very tough decision to make, to return to the ISL and join FC Pune City if I’m honest. From the other side, I’ve always admired the top-class facilities at the training ground and the stadium and the way the club is professionally run.”