The 25-year-old joins after a short spell with domestic rivals Mumbai Tigers
Pune FC have completed their line-up ahead of the 2013/14 I-League season after signing goalkeeper Arup Debnath.
The 25-year-old joins the Red Lizards after spending the previous campaign at Mumbai Tigers and becomes manager Mike Snoei’s fourth signing of the summer after striker Prakash Thorat and midfield duo Jovel Martins and Anthony D’Souza.
After completing the transfer Arup admitted he’s held a desire to play for Pune and is keen to demonstrate why he has been brought to the Balewadi Sports Complex.
“I always had an eye on Pune FC, I am happy that the time has come. I thank all who kept faith in my ability and want to prove myself now,” he told the Times of India.
“I was very close in joining Pune FC earlier. Fate back then was not to be on my side, but now I have the opportunity to show my worth.”
Arup’s arrival was welcomed by club officials and he certainly fits into Snoei’s philosophy of building a squad of young players with one eye on the future.
“Pune FC welcomes Arup on board. I am sure his age syncs with our objectives of building a youthful and exciting side for the season. I wish him all the best during his stint with us,” Head Operations, Chirag Tanna.