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Pune FC’s continue to build a new look side for next season under Mike Snoei, as after signing four Indian players for next season, the club is now looking to fill their foreign rosters with some quality players.
Sources in Australia informed Goal that the two time A-League winner with Brisbane Roars, James Meyer, is close to agreeing to a switch to the I-League for next season.
The versatile attacker, who can fill-in anywhere as a winger, attacking midfielder and a striker, had developed into a fan favourite during his stint with the Australian club, becoming particularly known for his venomous long-range efforts.
Meyer also has played in the Asian Champions League with the club, and the fans expressed their surprise on several forums, when he was released at the end of 2012-13 campaign.
The 27 year old also had stints in Germany with Hertha BSC and in Ireland with Bohemians FC, as a youngster.
Joining him at Pune FC could be former Portsmouth prospect Calum Angus. The English defender could be a direct replacement for Chika Wali, who followed Derrick Pereira to Salgaocar FC, at the end of last term.
Angus, who plied his trade for GAIS for the past three seasons in the Swedish top flight, was quoted as saying in the Expressen, “I'm excited by the move. It was a very difficult decision, but there is good money in India. I am 27 years old and need to make some money. It will be an adventure. I have heard that the quality of football is good,” he further added.
The defender, who played in 72 league matches and scored four goals for GAIS, is expected to arrive in India, once his visa is cleared.
If Pune FC complete the signing of the duo, with Douhou Pierre already on their roster, they will have one final slot left to fill, to complete their quota of foreigners.
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