ISL 2017/18: Delhi Dynamos to sign Narayan Das from FC Goa on 2-year deal
After a disappointing season, in 2017/18, Delhi Dynamos are have struck a two-year deal with FC Goa left back Narayan Das, in a bid to strengthen their backline for the upcoming ISL season.
Das has been one of the most consistent wingbacks over the last few years in India and has also cemented his place in the national team back-four under coach Stephen Constantine.
The 24-year-old has now secured a move to Delhi Dynamos, in a move that will see him stay at the club until the end of the 2019/20 season, Sportskeeda can confirm. Das, whose contract with Goa comes to an end in May, will essentially be moving to Delhi as a free agent.
FC Goa's ISL campaign came to an end last week after they were defeated by Chennaiyin FC over the course of two legs in the semifinal. However, the Gaurs will be looking to make amends in the upcoming Super Cup, the main draw of which, gets underway on March 31. They are set to play the winners of the fourth qualifier between ATK and Chennai City FC.
Meanwhile, Delhi Dynamos will have to play a qualifier against Churchill Brothers on Thursday, in order to book themselves a spot in the main draw of the Super Cup. A win against Churchill will pit them against Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan in the Round of 16 stage.
Despite this transfer, though, Das will be playing for FC Goa in the Super Cup, as his move to Delhi will only be completed once the summer transfer window opens.
Narayan Das has been an integral part of FC Goa's defensive unit, something that is reflected in the fact that he has started in 19 out of the Gaurs' 20 ISL matches so far this season. The one match that he did miss was due to a suspension.
This new signing gives some much-needed solidarity to the Delhi back-four, which has shipped the most number of goals (37) this season.