Star football player Sandesh Jhingan is all set to join ATK Mohun Bagan and maybe become the highest valued ISL player ahead of the new seasons. Sandesh Jhingan had been part of the Kerala Blasters since the ISL Season 1, had mutually terminated his contract with the franchise in May.
The Indian football star had dreams of playing abroad and eyed a move to Portugal before the COVID-19 pandemic brought the entire world to a standstill. Sandesh Jhingan will sign a five-year deal with ATK Mohun Bagan and will add more quality to an already impressive squad. Sandesh is also considered to be India’s No.1 Defender. Jhingan’s switch is one of the biggest ISL transfers of the season and the defender joins the Kolkata franchise, having made 76 appearances for the Blasters. For India, Sandesh Jhingan has played 36 games, scoring four goals, marshalling the Men In Blue’s defence.
However, should a European club come calling for the 27-year-old’s services, the Indian defender is likely to jump on the chance. In fact, some reports that Sandesh Jhingan’s ATK Mohun Bagan contract includes a special clause that will allow him to leave immediately if his service is needed.
Apart from Sandesh Jhingan, ATK Mohun Bagan have made moves in the ISL transfer market, having signed Tiri from Jamshedpur FC, while adding Mumbai City FC’s Subhasish Bose in their ranks. ATK Mohun Bagan have managed to extend the contract of star forward Roy Krishna, who scored 15 goals last season. Further, the Kolkata franchise have retained the team’s core with the likes of David Williams, Carl McHugh, Prabir Das and Pronay Halder set to play a huge role in the upcoming season.
Indian Football fans will have something to cheer about as the new ISL is set to begin in November and will be played behind closed doors in Goa.