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Mumbai City FC signed Spanish defender Aitor Fernández López and also announced its final squad for the second edition of the ISL (Indian Super League) on Tuesday.

Mumbai City FC will start their campaign against FC Pune City next month on October 5.

Lopez is a Spanish professional footballer who has played for top Spanish clubs like Espanyol, and Racing de Santander.

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Nicolas Anelka (Player Manager of Mumbai City FC) said; “The 26-member final squad of second edition has the potential and experience to go the distance. All the players are very motivated and raring to perform their best. With a well-balanced squad, we will definitely look at scoring our way to the title. We look forward to the full support of our fans in all home and away matches in the 2nd season."

Nicolas Anelka is a new player-manager, who replaced Peter Reid in the second edition of the ISL.

Mumbai City FC conducted their pre-season training session in Dubai.

Final squad:

Coach: Nicolas Anelka

Assistant Coach: Oscar Bruzon

Goalkeepers: Subrata Pal, Debjit Majumder, Albino Gomes

Defenders: Frantz Bertin, Ashutosh Mehta, Darren O'Dea, Keegan Pereira, Pavel Cmov, Kingshuk Debnath, Rowilson Rodrigues, Aitor Fernandez Lopez

Midfielders: Juan Aguilera, Cristian Bustos, Selim Benachour, Pratesh Shirodkar, Andre Moritz, Brandon Fernandes, Gabriel Fernandes, Lalrindika Ralte, Lalchhuanmawia Fanai, Sampath Kuttymani

Strikers: Frederic Piquionne, Sunil Chhetri, Subhash Singh, Nicolas Anelka, Sony Norde