Indian Super League (ISL) side FC Pune City bolstered their midfield by re-signing Jonatan Lucca for the upcoming2017-18 season. The 23-year-old represented FC Pune City in 2016 edition making 14 appearances for the side.
A youth product of Italian giants AS Roma, the defensive midfielder started his career with the Serie A giants in 2012 and was a part of the side for three seasons. During his stint with Roma, Lucca had twice moved out on loan to Atletico Paranaense and Guaratingueta Futebol. He had also played for another ISL side FC Goal in the second season of the tournament.
Speaking on the bringing back the Brazilian midfielder, FC Pune City CEO Gaurav Modwel said, “Lucca is a proven performer and a fan favourite too. He played close to 90 minutes in each of the games last season. Young and dynamic, Jonathan feels at home in Pune and believes he can best express himself as a player at FC Pune City.”
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Expressing his excitement, Lucca said he is looking forward to his second stint with FC Pune City. “At FC Pune City, without a doubt, I got one of my best playing experiences. The team this season has gathered some quality signings and I am sure donning the Orange & Purple will only add further value to my career. Orange Army, here I come.”