ISL 2018: FC Goa in talks with Mumbai City FC goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya
Arindam Bhattacharya looks set to make the frequently-made short trip down the west coast from Mumbai to Goa, as the Gaurs are said to have opened talks with the 28-year-old custodian.
Bhattacharya, who has been plying his trade at Mumbai City FC this season, has had a disappointing campaign, having made just two appearances in the recently concluded ISL. He has mostly had to warm the benches at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai, where he played as the understudy of Indian national team custodian Amrinder Singh.
However, the 28-year-old is now in talks with FC Goa for a possible transfer during the summer window, Sportskeeda has learnt.
This means that Bhattacharya will still be appearing in Mumbai City FC colours in the upcoming Super Cup, which is set to get underway on March 31. Mumbai City FC are set to face off against East Bengal at the Kalinga Sports Complex in Bhubaneswar Thursday, April 5, in their Round of 16 fixture.
Mumbai have had a disappointing season in the ISL, having failed to secure a top-four finish, did not make it to the semifinals this time around. This was a huge disappointment as compared to last year when they had finished at the top of the table. Incidentally, they finished in the seventh spot, which did not even guarantee them a direct entry into the Super Cup.
FC Goa, who have played some good football this season, have had their fair share of problems in goal, with original first choice keeper Laxmikant Kattimani leaking a lot of goals. The Gaurs will be looking to strengthen their backline with this signing, as they look forward to building their squad for the upcoming season.