ISL 2023-24: Jorge Pereyra Díaz signs 1-year contract extension with Mumbai City FC
Before the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL 2023-24), Mumbai City Football Club announced that the Argentinian midfielder Jorge Pereyra Diaz signed a new one-year contract.
The 32-year-old marksman played a key role in Mumbai City FC’s wildly successful season, as the Islanders’ won the championship. Shield of Indian Super League Winners in 2022-23 campaign. Díaz emerged as a key figure leading Mumbai City FC’s deadly attack, scoring 12 goals and providing 10 assists in all competitions. The Argentine finished with the third-highest goal contribution percentage for the Islanders, alongside Greg Stewart and Lallianzuala Chhangte.
Commenting on the contract extension, Jorge Pereyra Diaz said, “My journey at this club has been nothing short of amazing. We’ve put on great performances as a team and the solidarity on the pitch is exceptional. I’m proud of what I was able to contribute to the team’s success last season and I’m eagerly looking forward to another great season ahead. Coach Des Buckingham’s vision for the team fits perfectly with the players, myself included. Everyone here in the City of Mumbai shares the same vision and we are all working together to achieve success for our fans and for the City of Mumbai extended family.”
Head coach Des Buckingham said, “We are delighted to have Jorge with us for another season. His ability to score goals but more importantly to link very well with those around him played a key role in our attacking play last season. His awareness and unselfish play with the ball combined with his work pace and understanding off the ball make him an interesting player to regain as we plan the season. next prize. I look forward to continuing to work with him further as we look to build on and enhance our overall play.”
Career of Jorge Pereyra Diaz
Díaz began his career in his native Argentina with Club Ferro before moving to Club Atlético Lanús. The striker has represented clubs such as Johor Darul Ta’zim (Malaysia), Club Atlético Independiente & Club León (Argentina), Club Bolivar (Bolivia) and San Marcos (Chile). The 32-year-old has joined Atlético Platense Club, where he played.unjustly for ISL colleagues Kerala Blasters before joining Mumbai City FC August 2022.