April 19, 2021

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ISL: Bengaluru FC in advanced talks with East Bengal’s Sarthak Golui and ATK Mohun Bagan’s Jayesh Rane

The defender, who joined East Bengal in the January transfer window, is set to join Bengaluru FC this summer …

East Bengal center-back Sarthak Golui is expected to join Bengaluru FC for a free transfer in the next summer transfer window, Goal can confirm.

Along with Golui, Bengaluru have also targeted ATK midfielder Mohun Bagan Jayesh Rane to strengthen his squad this season.

The 23-year-old Bengali defender was part of the Mumbai City FC squad at the start of the 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL) season where he had made four appearances of which he started in two.

During the January transfer window, Golui mutually terminated his contract with the Islanders to join East Bengal for the remainder of the season. At the Red and Golds, the center-back became a regular starter and made five appearances.

Due to the current standoff between East Bengal officials and their investors, Shree Cement Limited regarding the signing of the final agreement, the current leadership of the Shree Cement East Bengal Foundation team (the joint venture between the club and the investors) has hinted to all players that no further contract negotiations will take place until the agreement is signed.

With doubts about his future at the Kolkata club, Golui is now likely to leave the ship to join the Blues.

Alongside the defender, the former ISL champions are also looking to strengthen their midfield and are therefore interested in ATK’s Jayesh Rane Mohun Bagan.

The former Chennaiyin FC footballer has made 16 appearances this season but hasn’t scored any goals or provided an assist.

The two signings of the two Kolkata giants may prove to be good additions to the Blues squad who have had an unimpressive outing in the ISL this season. They finished seventh in the standings with 22 points in 20 matches and did not make it to the ISL play-offs for the first time in their history.