FC Bengaluru United sign strikers Luka Majcen and Pedro Manzi

The club is set to participate in the Durand Cup starting next month.

Ahead of the upcoming domestic season, the BDFA Champions FC Bengaluru United (FCBU) has signed strikers Luka Majcen and Pedro Manzi to bolster their attacking side for the upcoming season.

The foreign duo’s first assignment for the club will be the club’s debut in the Durand Cup next month. It is all set to start in Kolkata with 16 teams including FCBU invited to participate in it.

The 32-year-old forward Luka Majcen from Slovenia joins FCBU as a free agent, following a one-season stint with Churchill Brothers in last season’s I-League.

Majcen had an impressive I-League season by getting a total of 11 goals in his bag; a tally that saw him finish second in the Golden Boot race in the league.

Commenting on the agreement, Luka Majcen said, “I am delighted to join FC Bengaluru United for the new season.”

“The club has a clear goal and vision about where they see themselves in the coming years – which is to be playing in the I-League. My objective is to help the team win and achieve this goal together with my new teammates. I am excited about the opportunity and am looking forward to working with Head Coach Richard Hood, whose reputation as one of the sharpest coaches in Indian football precedes him.”

With Majcen, the team will also see Pedro Manzi join their attacking team.

Manzi played extraordinarily well in his debut season with Chennaiyin FC in the 2018-19 I-League. The Spanish forward won the Golden Boot in the I-League with 26 goals which helped Chennai City to lift the I-League crown.

“I am very happy to return to India and play for FC Bengaluru United. Bengaluru has a great sporting culture, and the fans really support their team. I would like to use all my career experience to help the team grow, whether it is with my offensive tactical play, assists for goals and also the way I apply pressure with my defensive skills,” said Manzi.

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