You will get to know about the major transfer and extensions that happened this week and this article. Last week there were several transfer updates. As the Indian summer transfer window have started from 9th it would be exciting to watch the new transfer taking place.
1. Harmanjoth Khabra reunites with his former club, East Bengal FC
Khabra is a football player with a wide range of positions on the pitch. He played for East Bengal, Chennaiyin FC, Bengaluru FC, and Kerala Blasters FC after beginning his career with SC Goa. He had played football with the Red and Gold brigade the longest of any player.
He scored four goals in 78 games for East Bengal. He played seven games for Kerala Blasters FC during the previous season. Two ISL championships, two Federation Cups, and a Super Cup have all been added to Harmanjot’s prize collection throughout the course of his playing career.
2. Vikram Partap Singh extends contract with the Islanders
Over the course of two seasons, he made 27 appearances for Indian Arrows and netted five goals, establishing himself as one of the most talented young footballers in the nation with a keen eye for goal. As a result of his performance in the I-League, Vikram, who was just 18 years old, joined Mumbai City FC prior to the 2020–21 season.
For the Indian National Team in the U-16, U-17, and U-20 levels, Singh has created waves. He played a significant role in India’s impressive showing in the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship. The 21-year-old has been called up from the senior team but hasn’t travelled abroad to represent his nation yet.
3. Mandar Rao Desai is all set to join East Bengal on a 2 year deal
Mandar participated in the Club’s historic run in the 2022 AFC Champions League after being selected by the team as one of the Club vice-captains. The Islanders finished second in Group B as a result of the Club’s two victories and one tie.
As Mumbai City FC embarked on a raging 18-game undefeated run to capture the league title in record-breaking style, Mandar went on to earn his second League Winners’ Shield with the Islanders in the 2022–23 season. Mandar departs Mumbai City FC as one of their best players after 52 appearances over three fantastic seasons.
4. Nandhakumar Sekar joins East Bengal
Nandha, a winger, has signed a three-year contract with East Bengal FC.
He is a current member of the Indian national team, signs a three-year deal with ISL club East Bengal FC. The conclusion of regulatory procedures is a condition of player registration.
Nandha had an incredible campaign with Odisha FC last year. He contributed significantly to their first Hero Super Cup victory. Moreover, first Hero Indian Super League (ISL) playoff qualifying, and first-ever AFC Cup entrance.
The Salem-based winger contributed six goals and one assist in 20 Hero ISL games the previous year. He helped the Juggernauts finish in the top six and make their first playoff appearance since the team’s creation. Due to his outstanding play, Nandha has been called up to the senior national squad for the first time for both the forthcoming SAFF Championship and the current Hero Intercontinental Cup.
5. Neil McDonald joins Bengaluru FC as assistant coach
Before the 2023–24 season, former Hyderabad FC assistant manager Neil McDonald joins Bengaluru FC as an assistant coach.
In advance of the 2023–24 season, Bengaluru FC announced on Thursday that Englishman Neil McDonald had been hired as the team’s assistant coach. The 57-year-old, who was formerly in charge of Blackpool FC, has also worked as Sam Allardyce’s assistant manager at Bolton Wanderers and was a member of Phil Brown’s coaching team at Hyderabad FC in 2019.
McDonald is a former player himself. He had an excellent playing career that lasted 17 years and saw him play for a number of top division clubs in England. McDonald, a talented midfielder, participated in the 1989 FA Cup final for Bolton Wanderers against Liverpool FC. And played 300 games throughout his time with Newcastle United and Everton.
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