Indian football team’s center-back, Sandesh Jhingan, is reportedly looking at offers from Europe. Also, he is open to leaving Mohun Bagan ahead of the 2021-22 Indian Super League season.
Jhingan has joined the Kolkata-based side just last season and became one of their best performers in defense alongside Tiri as they almost delivered the ISL title.
However, their partnership is now likely coming to an end. According to Marcus Mergulhao from the Times of India, quote sources claim that Jhingan has offers from clubs in Austria, Croatia, and Greece.
Jhingan has reportedly always intended to play in Europe. Also, he already has a clause with Mohun Bagan which states that the club will let him leave if an offer from abroad comes about.
The former Kerala Blasters defender has been the best defender India has had in the last decade or so.
Rumors regarding Jhingan’s exit from Mohun Bagan gathered pace ahead of pre-season. Then he was missing from the club’s AFC Cup and ISL pre-season camp in Kolkata last week.
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Jhingan has suffered a major ACL injury while playing for the national team in 2019. He was forced to miss the entirety of the 2019-20 season.
He made a swift recovery. Also, it is unfortunate that the pandemic delayed things further with regards to his comeback. Finally, he made his much-awaited return in November last month. He was 13 months out of action. Jhingan’s performances post his return from injury was so inspirational that he earned the AIFF Footballer of the Year Award for 2020.
Mohun Bagan has signed Sandesh Jhinghan in a 5 years deal. If he will leave then it is a question for the team management that –Who will play along with Tiri? Pritam Kotal is not a proper Centre back although he can play he will not be as effective as Kotal in that position.