Marcos Tebar's arrival is expected to bolster the midfield of the team which has failed to qualify for the knockout stages of the league in all three seasons of its existence.
The 31-year-old Tebar is no stranger to the league, having plied his trade for the Delhi Dynamos last season under Gianluca Zambrotta.
FC Pune City, coached by Tebar's compatriot Antonio Habas, will be hoping his experience and guile come to their aid in the upcoming season which is set to feature 10 teams battling it out for an AFC Cup spot which comes along with the top honours.
Tebar, a Real Madrid youth product, excelled in the holding role for Delhi Dynamos last season and scored 2 goals apart from lending the side some steel in the center of the park.
Interestingly, he will be looking forward to linking up with some of his teammates at Delhi last season, with FC Pune City having already signed mercurial winger Marcelinho and Kean Lewis.
FC Pune City have already signed former NorthEast United FC striker Emiliano Alfaro apart from picking up some promising young players like Isaac Vanmalsawma and Nim Dorjee Tamang in the Indian Player Draft.
Goal's attempts to contact FC Pune City officials regarding the development remained futile.