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86. Steven Dias set to make his move from Churchill Brothers to Mumbai Tigers.
Mumbai based Indian International Steven Dias is looking forward to a return to his hometown. A member of Churchill Brothers title winning campaign, Dias was released by the champions and he is currently considering an offer from new entrants Mumbai Tigers. During his prime, he was considered as the Indian David Bekham, due to his free-kicks and crossing abilities. 29-year old couldn’t nail down a regular spot under Subhash Bhowmick and is now in search of better opportunities elsewhere. Earlier the 51 times capped Indian International had represented Mumbai based clubs Air India and Mahindra United, and is currently considering an offer from his former coach Bimal Ghosh. Move to Mumbai FC under Ghosh has been an appealing offer for the Mumbaikar, and sources reveals that he is likely to accept the offer.
THT Verdict – Likely.
87. Churchill Brothers looking forward to Jordan International who has played for Real Madrid and Barcelona reserves.
After winning the I-League title, Churchill Brothers had released all foreign players except Henry Antouchet. The defending champions are looking to strengthen their foreign quota by bringing the 15 time capped Jordan International Tha’er Fayed Bawab. 28-year old striker is currently playing for Romanian top division club, Gaz Metan Medias. The Amman born player had spent the early years of his career in Real Madrid and Barcelona reserve teams, but he couldn’t break into their first team and moved abroad in search of regular playing time. Bawab hasn’t decided whether a move to I-League and Indian Football will be beneficial for him at this stage of his career. If he opts for it, it will be a huge boost for Indian Football.
THT Verdict – Unlikely.
88. Mohun Bagan Strengthens their defence with the addition of Rino Anto.
Mohun Bagan is continuing their policy of targeting Indian players who performed well in I-League and domestic circuits. After the likes of Nicholas Rodriguez and Pratesh Shirodkar, Mariners have turned their attention to their former player Rino Anto. India U-19 International couldn’t fulfill his early promise and had fallen off the radar before resurrecting his career with Quartz SC, Calicut and Eagles FC, Kochin. The Keralite was also boasts of vital Santhosh trophy experience with the state, is still considered as a bright prospect. Former TFA graduate has I-League experience with Mohun Bagan and Salgaocar earlier and will be good addition to the mariners squad. Santhosh Trophy star is expected to increase their defenses strength in depth.
THT Verdict – Likely.
89. Mumbai Tigers looking to bolster their squad with the addition of Tomba Singh.
Mumbai Tigers are preparing for their life in I-League with the addition of Tomba Singh. Coach Bimal Ghosh is targeting the players whom he had worked with earlier to make an early statement after getting entry into I-League. Fromer Churchill Brothers players Steven Dias and Tomba Singh are on top of his wishlist. Even though Dias is nearing a reunion with his former coach, the negotiations with Tomba is still some way off. Churchill Brothers weren’t able to meet the players demands earlier and had released him, the sources revealed that there is still some differences between the expectation from the club and the player regarding the salary offered.
THT Verdict – Possible.
90. Key players likely to depart from Pailan’s low budgeted team.
Pailan Arrows are in financial turmoil and their team was in disarray earlier. Even though they have announced that Sanjoy Sen will coach the side next season, the teams budget and players future were in disarray. Pailan Group would like to field a team next season in a reduced budget. It is rumoured to believe that most the upcoming players will be looking forward to new clubs, as Pailan isn’t interested in the developmental side and would like to field a low budget competitive team rather. Some of the key players Milan Singh, Soram Porei Angamba, Deepak Devrani, Ravi Kumar and Prathmesh Maulingkar has already bid adieu and many are likely to follow their suit soon.
THT Verdict – Likely