ISL: Jamshedpur sign Joyner Lourenco and Keegan Pereira

Jamshedpur have strengthened their defence for the 2019-20 season...

Indian Super League (ISL) side Jamshedpur FC have finalised deals to sign defenders Joyner Lourenco and Keegan Pereira for the 2019-20 season, Goal has learnt.

27-year-old Joyner Lourenco started 10 matches for Mumbai City this season, including the two-legged semi-final against FC Goa. He flourished as the left back in a back four consisting of Lucian Goian, Anwar Ali and Souvik Chakrabarti. Lourenco started out at Sporting Goa before switching to Bengaluru FC only to feature in a few AFC Cup games. He then joined Jorge Costa's team for the 2018-19 season and contributed to developing a solid defence.

At 31, Keegan Pereira has a lot of experience under his belt, having previously played for Bengaluru FC, Mumbai City and ATK. The NorthEast United left-back made 15 appearances for Eelco Schattorie's NorthEast United during their journey to a first-ever playoff this season.  Like Lourenco, Pereira has also featured in a bit part role for Bengaluru in the AFC Cup.

Jamshedpur had a disappointing campaign in the ISL, finishing fifth and had two points fewer than fourth-placed NorthEast United.