Kerala Blasters transfer news: Kerala Blasters finished fifth in the ISL this past season, and their season ended on a sour note after walking off against Bengaluru FC in the knockout stages. Now, fans will be expecting the club to build on their efforts from this past season.
Here is the latest transfer news for Kerala Blasters ahead of the 2022/23 season.
Kerala Blasters transfer news: Prabir Das officially signs:
The first new signing of the season for Kerala Blasters is Prabir Das from Bengaluru FC. The right-back has signed a contract until 2026, after spending a four-year spell under the Mohun Bagan – ATK banner.
He has played 29 games for Bengaluru, assisting thrice and will now be playing in front of a raucous crowd in Kochi.
Kerala Blasters sign Pritam Kotal; Sahal Samad to join Mohun Bagan
Mohun Bagan captain Pritam Kotal has made the move to Kerala Blasters, with Sahal Samad moving in the opposite direction. Kotal will be earning a salary higher than any other Indian player in the Kerala Blasters squad once he completes his move.
Kotal is among the best Indian defenders in the league, and will be bringing a wealth of experience to his new team. He will also be expected to eventually showcase his leadership qualities at the heart of defense, once he has grown accustomed to the rest of the squad.
However, the loss of Samad will be a huge one for the Blasters, who will have to pay a hefty fine for walking out of the semi final last season.
Nishu Kumar and Harmanjot Khabra join East Bengal
The defensive duo consisting of Nishu Kumar and Harmanjot Khabra have departed Kerala to join East Bengal for the upcoming season. Khabra, who previously spent a solid five years with East Bengal from 2009 to 2014, will be making his return after an absence of almost eight years. However, he subsequently moved to Chennaiyin FC before rejoining his former team.