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Greg Stewart Returns to Scotland: Mumbai City FC Player Set to Join Rangers in May

Greg Stewart, the seasoned forward currently showcasing his skills in the Indian Super League with Mumbai City FC, is on the brink of returning to his footballing roots at Rangers. As per reports, talks are underway between Stewart and Rangers, with the player set to terminate his contract in the Indian Super League to make this anticipated move. The desire to stay closer to family seems to be the driving force behind the 33-year-old’s decision.

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Greg Stewart, Image Credits – Twitter

Greg Stewart’s Scottish Homecoming: From Mumbai City FC to Rangers Reunion

Stewart’s football journey has taken him from the vibrant fields of India back to the familiar grounds of his boyhood club. The forward made his mark in the 2020-2021 season when he played a pivotal role in securing a title for Rangers, breaking a nine-year gap and ending Celtic’s domination. This impending return marks a significant chapter in Stewart’s career, bringing him full circle from playing part-time for a Scottish third-division club to being a triumphant force at Rangers.

During his stint with Mumbai City FC this season, Stewart showcased his prowess in nine matches, scoring two crucial goals, and contributing to a total of 46 appearances. In a recent match just three weeks ago, possibly his final game in India, Stewart left an indelible mark by scoring, providing an assist, and earning a red card in a thrilling 2-1 victory over Mohun Bagan Super Giants. Now, all eyes are on May as the 33-year-old forward is poised to pen a new chapter with Rangers, adding another exciting layer to his illustrious footballing tale.

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The current status regarding Mumbai City’s decision on selling or terminating the contract of the player remains uncertain. Stewart has been given the option by the club, and according to reports, the player is currently deliberating on what course of action would be most beneficial for him.

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Greg Stewart, Image Credits – Instagram

Reportedly, several clubs in both England and Scotland are competing to secure the player’s signature. If a transfer does happen, it would mark the second instance in two months where the team experiences the departure of a senior member to the United Kingdom. In November, the former head coach, Des Buckingham, left the Islanders to join Oxford United.

Greg Stewart: A Legend’s Farewell from the Indian Super League

In the annals of the Indian Super League (ISL), Greg Stewart stands as a true legend, departing as one of the league’s finest foreign players. The 33-year-old Scotsman has etched his name in ISL history, claiming two ISL Winners’ Shields – one each with Jamshedpur FC and Mumbai City FC. To add to his illustrious achievements, Stewart was honored with the coveted Player of the Season award in 2021-22.

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Versatility on Display

Stewart, primarily known for his role as an attacking midfielder, showcased his versatility by occasionally donning the striker’s mantle for the Islanders. His impact was felt not only in goal-scoring feats but also in his willingness to drop deep, contributing creatively to support the team’s midfield.

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Greg Stewart, Image Credits – Jamshedpur FC

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Season Highlights

In the current ISL season, Stewart demonstrated his prowess by netting two crucial goals, steering Mumbai City FC to victories against formidable opponents like Mohun Bagan Super Giant and Punjab FC. His ability to find the back of the net has been a consistent theme throughout his time in India.

From Rangers to ISL Glory

Stewart’s journey to the Indian Super League began after his stint with Rangers, where opportunities were limited. However, he quickly made a name for himself in his debut season with Jamshedpur, tallying an impressive eleven goals. The subsequent season with Mumbai City FC saw him continue his goal-scoring form, adding seven more to his ISL account. In total, Stewart leaves India with an impressive tally of 27 goals across all competitions.

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Greg Stewart, Image Credits – Instagram

Farewell to Mumbai City

As Stewart bids adieu to the ISL, Mumbai City FC will undoubtedly feel the void left by his departure. Currently sitting in the fourth position on the ISL table with 22 points, the Islanders are gearing up for a formidable challenge in the Kalinga Super Cup. Stewart’s absence will be felt keenly as Mumbai City FC aims for a second consecutive ISL Shield, kicking off their campaign against Inter Kashi in Bhubaneswar on Thursday (January 11). The departure of this football maestro marks the end of an era in the Indian Super League.

  1. How Old is Greg Stewart?

    Greg Stewart is 33 years old.

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