By now, Eugeneson Lyngdoh has almost achieved the status of a household name. The Shillong-born midfielder has dominated the Indian football scenario ever since he started his assignment with I-League side Bengaluru FC in the 2014-15 season.
Fondly known as Eugene, the 28-year-old is now looking forward to the Indian Super League auctions on 10 July.
The midfield maestro-cum-dead ball specialist, among a host of other BFC teammates that includes the likes of Sunil Chhetri and Robin Singh, goes under the hammer on the aforementioned day to get drafted to one of the eight ISL franchisees.
"I'm looking forward to the whole package!" the 2014-15 Midfielder of the Year told the official ISL site.
"Playing alongside some of the big names of world football and learning as much as I can while I'm on the road is something that's on top of the agenda. It's all very exciting."
Following an impressive debut season under Ashley Westwood at Bengaluru, Eugene got his senior team debut in the Indian National Team under coach Stephen Constantine at the Russia 2018 World-Cup pre-qualifiers against Nepal in Guwahati on 12 March.
On the domestic front, the midfielder, who attacks and defends with equal acumen, made 20 appearances for BFC and made a formidable partnership with Englishman Josh Walker in the heart of the midfield. He also netted eight times last season to guide his team to a sensational I-League 'final' against Mohun Bagan.
Although Westwood's side drew the final game of the season, they stood runners up as Bagan won the I-League via greater points.
Eugene's base price at the ISL auctions has been kept at Rs 27.50 lakh and he says that more than anything, he is looking at the lucrative league to earn some vital experience so that he can improve further.
"I'll be very honest when I say I haven't given this thought [of which team I want to prefer to move]. Whichever team wants me, I'll be happy for them. Wherever I go, I'm sure I will return with some great experiences and will have learned a thing or two."
When asked about his preferences, the midfielder revealed he is interested to join Mumbai City FC or NorthEast United FC.
Eugene made it clear that irrespective of the team he plays for, he will be fully committed.
"What I am going to bring is 100% effort and commitment to help my team gun for the title," he continued.
"I'm coming on the back of a good season with my club Bengaluru FC and am very keen on keeping the same form going through the ISL," he said.