I-League: Chennai City bolsters attack with loan signings

I-League newbie Chennai City FC has signed attackers Marcos Thank and Charles from Portuguese side Grupo Desportivo Santa Cruz de Alvarenga on a temporary loan agreement.

Both players were valued for their performances in the side and their experience in major Brazilian clubs, with Marcos Thank (bottom) at SC Corinthians and Charles at Fluminense.

I-League newbies Chennai City FC has signed attackers Marcos Thank and Charles from Portuguese side Grupo Desportivo Santa Cruz de Alvarenga on a season-long loan.

Both players were valued for their performances in the side and their experience in major Brazilian clubs, with Marcos Thank at SC Corinthians and Charles at Fluminense.

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The 24-year-old Marcos Thank is a tall versatile forward, who is comfortable on either flank. He is also good with both feet.

Charles, who is 23, is an attacking mid, who can also operate on the flanks. Both are Brazilian nationals.

Chennai City owner Rohit Ramesh said: "We expect these two Brazilians to bring flair and quality to the side. They will join the team soon and hopefully will have a few sessions with the squad before the start of the league. We know the time is less but they are professionals and expect them to gel well with the team."

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