EXCLUSIVE

Sandesh Jhingan again pursuing the Europe dream

It was not long back when Sandesh Jhingan made his footmark in Europe playing for HNK Sibenik. But again there is a chance that he can return to Europe. A source close to Football express has confirmed “Sandesh Jhingan has received offers from 3 European clubs. Also, ATKMB has offered him a contract extension.”

Sandesh Jhingan for HNK Sibenik
Sandesh Jhingan for HNK Sibenik

About the player

Sandesh Jhingan began his junior career at Chandigarh’s St. Stephen’s Football Academy . After that, he moved to the United Sikkim in 2011. Sandesh rose to prominence during the first season of the Indian Super League (ISL) when he was named the league’s Emerging Player of the Year in 2014. He made his debut for the Indian national football team in 2015.

The defender won two ISL runners-up medals with Kerala Blasters over six years. In 2020 he joined ATKMB and till now has played 31 matches for them. In 2021 he joined HNK Sibenik becoming the 1st Indian international playing in the Croatian top division.

Sandesh Jhingan in this ISL

Sandesh Jhingan played excellently in this season’s ISL after returning from injury. ATKMB was struggling greatly owing to a porous defense.

However, with the signing of Sandesh Jhingan, the defense appeared considerably stronger, assisting the team in reaching the ISL playoffs.

He appeared in eight ISL matches this season, and his performance in each was outstanding. He preserved three clean sheets in eight games and has an 81 percent passing accuracy. He also has 12 interceptions and 31 clearances, demonstrating why he is such a great player. His ball distribution was also good throughout the season, which aided ATKMB’s assault.

Other transfer news from ATKMB

ATKMB has confirmed the signing of Ashish Rai. Also, they are in talks with Hitesh Sharma. They have offered a contract extension of 2 years to Liston Colaco. They have offered Jijo Joseph and Jesin TK of Kerala Santosh trophy squad. They are also in talks with a defender from the middle east to replace Tiri. With this, it is clear that they are trying to build a formidable squad for ISL 2022-23.

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