One of the most legendary clubs in India, Mohun Bagan FC has been rebranded as ATK Mohun Bagan in an attempt to feature them in the 20/21 season of the ISL.
With the season scheduled to begin in November, the reigning champions have recruited Sandesh Jhingan to the club. That is according to Marcus Mergulhao, the Sports Editor of TOI Goa, Via Twitter.
Sandesh Jhingan will be signing a five-year contract with the champions and will be a fine addition to their already recognised squad. He is set to be the most expensive footballer in the country when his signing becomes official.
The Kolkata based club have already recruited Tiri from Jamshedpur FC and Subhasish Bose from Mumbai City FC. The addition of the country’s best defender will certainly make ATKMB strong favourites to retain their title this season.
Despite the pandemic affecting finances harshly across world football, a deal worth Rs. 6 Crore is said to be on the table for the former Kerala Blasters star.
Despite playing for the Blasters since the inception of the ISL in 2014, Jhingan terminated his contract in May of this year. The reason behind it being his ambition of playing in one of the European leagues.
Should a club from the north come calling, Jhingan would want to leave immediately. That is the clause that the player wants in his contract, and ATK seem to have no trouble as long as they can have the best defender in the country watching over their backline.
Sandesh Jhingan has made 36 appearances for the Indian National team and has scored four goals across all competitions while keeping the backline in tact.
He has made 76 appearances for Kerala Blasters across six seasons at the club, missing out on the 19/20 campaign due to a knee injury that he picked up in October of last year.
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