Indian Football transfer market has been busy lately with rumours and done deals amidst pandemic situation. Apart from FC Goa’s brilliant debut in the AFC champions league competition, there’s no footballing action in recent times.
While, AFC Cup tourney has been postponed to later date, due to on-going coronavirus pandemic across the globe. Group D games were set to happen at Maldives, but had to be postponed due to increasing cases in the country. Let’s take a look at the latest done deals and rumours going around Indian football.
Real Kashmir star set to join Bengaluru FC
Kashmir’s favorite footballing star Danish Farooq is all set to join Indian Super League outfit as per latest reports. The 25-year-old attacking midfielder might make his ISL debut this year with Bengaluru FC. Danish is with the Snow Leopards from 2016-17 season and slowly emerged as fan favourite at the club.
The player is capable playing up front and will be a good addition for Bengaluru FC, which had issues last season especially in the middle of the park. Danish had three goals and an assist to his name in the recently concluded I-League for Real Kashmir FC.
Odisha FC rope-in I-League top scorer
The Kalinga Warriors have bolstered their attacking set-up by roping-in I-League top scorer Bidyashagar Singh. The Golden boot winner was part of Red and Gold youth set-up in the past. After his scintillating performance in the Hero I-League last season, the striker has good demand in the market.
However, Odisha FC has convinced the forward to pen a long-term deal at the club. Bidyashagar will be plying his trade for Odisha FC in the upcoming edition of ISL, as per reports. He managed 12 goals and an assist in 15 appearances, bagging two hat-tricks as well for TRAU.
The player has chosen Odisha ahead of Bengaluru FC and East Bengal’s considering game time. Bengaluru FC have reportedly offered one crore INR for Bidyashagar, but couldn’t guarantee game time.
Vinay Singh emerges as target for four ISL clubs
Former ARA FC defender Vinay Singh has good offers in hands from Indian Super League sides ahead of the new season. The promising centre-back is currently in contract with Slovakian 3rd division side MFK Lokomotíva Zvolen.
Bengaluru FC is in advanced talks to rope-in the defender for the new season. However, SC East Bengal, Kerala Blasters and Chennaiyin FC are also keen to sign the promising centre-back from Slovakia.
Rohit Kumar to leave Kerala Blasters
The defensive midfielder is all set to make a switch once again for the second consecutive season. Rohit was part of Hyderabad FC in 2019 season and later joined Kerala Blasters last season. The 24-year-old made eleven appearances under Kibu Vicuna last season for the Blasters. He is expected to join Bengaluru FC for the upcoming edition of ISL.
Kerala Blasters wins the race for Vincy Barretto
ISL side Kerala Blasters have roped-in Dempo SC graduate Vincy Barretto on a three-year deal as per reports. The pacy winger had a explosive season with Gokulam Kerala FC in I-League. The right winger had an assist to his name last season, making 13 league appearances. The report also suggests Bengaluru FC were also interested in signing the 21-year-old winger.
Sourav Das to join Odisha FC in search of game time
The Bengal midfielder is all set to join Odisha FC ahead of the new season. Sourav Das is currently with the Red and Gold brigade and is ready to join Kalinga Warriors for game time. Former Mohun Bagan midfielder could be a good addition for Odisha FC, who are bolstering their squad after a poor finish in league standings last season.
FC Goa forward joins Jamshedpur FC on permanent deal
Len Doungel might join Jamshedpur FC on a permanent deal from FC Goa. The winger was loaned out to Jamshedpur FC in the second half of the season in January. Although, Len found the net once last season. According to reports, he has agreed to pen a permanent deal to ply his trade for Jamshedpur FC.
Black Panthers set to appoint Andrey Chernyshov
Kolkata giants Mohammaden SC is all set to appoint Russian manager Andrey Chernyshov for the upcoming season of I-League. The Russian has managed top clubs like Spartak Moscow and Sparta. The side qualified for play-offs, but couldn’t seal the title last season.