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FC Pune City sign Gabriel and Shankar

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

(ISL) club today signed and to strengthen their squad for the 2018-19 season.

Gabriel who last played for East Bengal in the enters with after a gap of two years.

Speaking on signing the Goan winger, said, "Gabriel's speed and agility on the wings gives the team good options. We know with his sharpness and direct play, he has potential to be one of the standout players for us this season."

Fernandes started his youth career with Dempo and Sporting Goa. In 2012, he joined The 30-year old made his ISL debut with FC Goa in 2014 and joined FC in the next season. Since then, the has played in for Salgaocar, and East Bengal.

Sampingiraj comes in to the FC Pune City fold after having an impressive outing for Bengaluru FC leading upto a national call for the U-23 side. The born began his professional career with HAL and later signed with Pailan Arrows followed by a stint at DSK Shivajians (on loan).

After getting the young midfielder's signature, FC Pune City said, "Shankar is a hard-working player, who is good on the ball and is technically sound, which adds a lot of quality in the way that we want to play our He comes with a lot of experience and I wish he has a great season in our colours."

Sampingiraj made his U23 debut against in a 2016 in The appeared for Kerala Blasters FC in 2015 ISL season.

After signing on the dotted line, Gabriel said, "It's exciting times for me ahead as I join FC Pune City to play in the What they achieved last season has been pretty impressive and part of my responsibility will be to help the team better what they did last year.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 16:45 IST