East Bengal have completed the negotiations with English forward Jake Jervis. The deal is all but completed, only subject to medical and visa clearances. In all probability, the deal will be closed very soon and we can see Jake Jervis in East Bengal colours. He will most likely be available for the match against Jamshedpur FC on 13th January 2023.
The 31-year-old Englishman started his professional senior football career at Birmingham City FC and has played for many English clubs. He has also played in Turkey and was currently playing for the Finnish top-tier club SJK Seinajoki last season. He has scored 75 goals in 342 appearances in his entire career until now. (Stats via Wikipedia)
Jake Jervis can play both as a central striker and a wide forward. However, East Bengal are looking to sign him as a central striker as a replacement for Eliandro.
ISL: East Bengal FC sign English forward Jake Jervis, subject to medical and visa clearances
According to a football data analyst, S Mukherjee “[Jake Jervis] does look quite good in data. If he can adjust to the weather and remain fit, he should do well”
Jake Jervis will be coming to India with huge expectations on his shoulders. East Bengal are currently 8th in the table and will look to have a great second half of the ISL 2022-23 season to make it into the top six and qualify for the playoffs. East Bengal fans are hoping that this new signing will help them in their quest to regain their old status as Indian football giants.