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Weekly Transfer Roundup: RoundGlass Punjab signs two new for ISL

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Transfer gossips are always intersting to us. We all know that Indian Super League is the most viewed football league in India till now. And just like every year, this year too, the teams have extended contracts with some of their own players. Further we have seen the transfer of players within the ISL teams. Let’s give you some more information about it.

1. RoundGlass Punjab signs Two: Nikhil Prabhu and Kingslee Fernandes

RoundGlass Punjab, a newly promoted team, has already started doing business in the transfer market after completing the acquisitions of two exceptional players: midfielder Kingslee Fernandes from Churchill Brothers FC, who was also the team’s captain in the I-League, and defender Nikhil Prabhu from FC Goa.

He participated in 8 games for the Gaurs, scoring 2 goals in those games. He was scheduled to remain with the team through the 2023–24 season, but RoundGlass Punjab entered the picture and completed the contract at that point.

25-year-old Kingslee Fernandes was a product of Clube Vasco de Gama and first encountered Churchill Brothers FC in the 2016–17 season. He was signed for the U–18 team at the time, and soon after, he was promoted to the senior team. In the 2019–20 season, Kingslee Fernandes joined FC Goa and was signed for their second team. However, because his previous clubs recognised his talent, they promoted him to the senior team of the Gaurs. He was acquired by Churchill Brothers FC for the 2020–21 season, since when he has been playing for the I–League squad and has also left the group as the captain.

2. Buanthanglun Samte moved to Northeast United FC

The U18 team and reserves of Pune FC were where the 22-year-old left-back began his professional career. He signed with the now-defunct ISL franchise Pune City FC U18’s in 2016 after getting promoted to the first team and spending a brief time there.

 Buanthanglun Samte joined the local Manipuri team LYGSEDA FC in 2021. After making an impression there, he was signed by TRAU FC of the I-League in July 2021. He has been a member of their establishment ever since.

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3. Boris Singh is now officially a gaur

Boris Singh, one of India’s most promising young athletes, has officially joined FC Goa. The club made the announcement on its social media accounts on Friday. The 23-year-old has made a significant impression throughout the last two seasons while wearing the jersey of Jamshedpur FC, playing a key role in their 2021–2022 ISL Shield-winning campaign.

The 23-year-old scored four goals for the Men of Steel during the just finished 2022–23 season. Including two that helped them defeat ATK Mohun Bagan in the Super Cup, securing their place in the semi-finals.

4. Edwin Sydney Vanspaul to East Bengal

Vanspaul is prepared to begin a new chapter in his career with East Bengal FC after his four-year affiliation with Chennaiyin FC came to an end last month. The player was born in Tamil Nadu. He contributed significantly to Chennai City FC’s lone Hero I-League victory in 2018–19 before making his debut in the Hero ISL the following year.

Vanspaul’s crucial contribution to CFC’s 2019–20 Hero ISL runner-up performance was due to his flawless transition from a full-back to a midfield position. The 30-year-old has made 71 Hero ISL appearances thus far. Tallying one goal, three assists, 1,811 passes, 101 interceptions, and 97 clearances.

5. Vinit Rai signs a permanent contract with Mumbai City

Vinit Rai has been permanently signed by Mumbai City FC completing his loan period. After signing a one-year deal with the Islanders, the 25-year-old midfielder decides to stay longer with the Club. The Assamese midfielder, who had previously played for Odisha FC, first joined the Islanders in January 2022 on loan. He made 14 appearances for the team in all competitions. Including during Mumbai City FC’s historic 2022 AFC Champions League run.

6. Akash Mishra joins the Mumbai blues

Mumbai City FC of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) announced on Monday that Akash Mishra will be transferred to Hyderabad FC for an unknown sum. The gifted teenage left-back signs a five-year deal with the Hero ISL League champions through May 2028.

Akash’s selection for the senior Indian National Team came as no surprise. Given that he made his Blue Tigers debut against Oman in a friendly match in March 2021. The 21-year-old has 16 international appearances under Igor Stimac and is currently the nation’s main left-back.

Akash, one of India’s finest footballers, has joined Mumbai City FC. As the Islanders get ready to defend their Hero ISL League Shield and compete in the 2023–24 AFC Champions League.

7. Thapa joins Mohun Bagan Super Giants

Mohun Bagan Super Giant of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) have signed midfielder Anirudh Thapa to a five-year contract from Chennaiyin FC. The club made the announcement on its social media accounts on Friday. The midfielder leaves the Marina Machans after seven brilliant years and joins the Kolkata-based team.

When Chennaiyin FC played Manansang Marsyang and Minerva Punjab in the AFC Cup in 2019, the midfielder also demonstrated his prowess on the international level by contributing an assist in each match. Thapa is the Marina Machan’s highest-capped player with 125 games over six years with Chennaiyin FC. He has 12 goals and 17 assists to his credit during that time.

8. Odisha FC signs Aphaoba Singh

Odisha FC is excited to announce the signing of Aphaoba Singh from RoundGlass Punjab FC for a three-year contract.

The versatile and talented attacker is a crucial addition to the Kalinga Warriors because of his lightning-fast quickness. OFC will surely gain a new dimension in their offensive options. Because to Aphaoba’s capacity to exploit wide spaces and strain opponent backlines.

Aphaoba has previously played for Minerva Academy in the I-League 2nd Division. Roundglass Punjab FC in the I-League, where he won the championship last season and India in the AFC U-20 Asian Cup Qualifying.

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