New Delhi: In the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League in 2014, Mumbai City FC failed to make an impact.
The club finished in 7th place with 16 points from 14 matches, leaving their fans completely disappointed.
Worryingly, the Ranbir Kapoor-owned club managed to score only 12 goals during the 2014 season.
Despite the presence of Nicolas Anelka, Mumbai clearly failed to put up a strong show in the attacking department.
It looks as though the club's strategy this time is to make sure they have no frailties in that regards.
Apart from retaining Anelka, Mumbai signed Indian national team skipper Sunil Chhetri during the first ever ISL auction for Rs 1.20 crore.
On Wednesday, they went ahead and aquired another stiker in the form of Mohun Bagan's Sony Norde.
The Haitian was a major reason behind the resurgence of the Bengal club in 2014 season of the I-League.
From the looks of it, Mumbai now have the talent, depth and experience on the attacking front.
On paper, the triumvirate of Anelka, Chhetri and Norde appears to be a wonderful prospect for ISL fans. The same cannot be said about the defenders in the tournament.