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ISL Transfer News 2019: Raphael Augusto completes Bengaluru FC transfer

Sudarshan Venkatesan

ISL Transfer News 2019: Raphael Augusto completes Bengaluru FC transfer

Raphael Augusto completes shock transfer to Bengaluru FC. 

Former Chennaiyin FC attacking midfielder Raphael Augusto has completed a transfer to Bengaluru FC. The Brazilian, who was part of the side which won two titles with the Tamil Nadu outfit under Materazzi and Gregory, has put pen to paper until 2021 with the reigning Champions.

In Bengaluru’s website, the official statement read: “Indian Super League champions Bengaluru FC have signed Brazilian midfielder Raphael Augusto on a two-year deal that keeps him with the Blues till the end of the 2020-21 season, the club announced on Saturday.”

Raphael Augusto, who becomes the first Brazilian to don the Bengaluru jersey, said: “I am so happy to sign for a big team like Bengaluru FC. I was amazed in the manner in which the club fought tooth and nail to win the championship last season, and it’s a good feeling to be a part of that team now. Bengaluru have a very good coach, a good set of players and some amazing fans and I’m sure together, all of us can win more titles for the club.”

The midfielder joins the Bengaluru FC midfield, which comprises of Erik Paartalu, Dimas Delgado and Eugeneson Lyngdoh. This is a huge signing for the club, and manager Carles Cuadrat did not shy away from expressing his happiness of working with Augusto in the forthcoming season.

Cuadrat was all praise for Augusto. “I’d like to welcome Raphael, who is a two-time league winner, to the squad. We’re all aware of, and have seen the kind of talent he possesses. The onus is now on us to get the best out of an exceptional player like Raphael. We have a season that also includes Asian competition and a title-defence, and it’s going to take experience, talent and hard work to make it a successful one. I believe that Raphael brings all three attributes to the dressing room.”

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