ISL: Sandesh Jhingan in talks with ATK-Mohun Bagan, Mumbai City FC
- Sandesh Jhingan seems set to bring to an end his six-year association with Kerala Blasters in the ISL.
- ATK-Mohun Bagan and Mumbai City FC have been very active in the transfer window and are in the race for Jhingan's signature.
On 19 May 2020, Sportskeeda had reported that Sandesh Jhingan was on the verge of leaving the Kerala Blasters, which would bring an end to his 6-year tenure at the club. And, now, it has been learnt from reliable sources that the Indian defender is in talks with ISL champions ATK-Mohun Bagan and Mumbai City FC.
Sandesh Jhingan is wanted by top ISL clubs
Sandesh Jhingan is one of India’s best central defenders when fit and has been a vital cog in the Indian national team wheel as well. Though his 2019-20 season was completely disrupted by injuries, he still represents a sound option at the back, courtesy his defensive traits and the leadership he provides.
ATK-Mohun Bagan, despite winning the ISL crown in 2019-20, are on the lookout for defensive signings. None of Agus, Jon Johnson and Victor Mongil have committed their future to the club, meaning that the Kolkata-based outfit could be on the hunt for a central defender of Jhingan’s ilk.
Furthermore, the club would want to continue charting the upward trajectory they scaled in 2019-20, especially considering the merger with Mohun Bagan.
As for Mumbai City FC, the club is primed to oversee a major overhaul after having been acquired by City Football Group during the 2019-20 ISL season.
To put things into further perspective, Sandesh Jhingan has previously shared the same space with other Mumbai City FC players when the former was undergoing rehabilitation during the 2019-20 ISL campaign.
In fact, the Islanders have also been in talks with Tiri as they hope to bolster their rear-guard and mount a sustained assault on the ISL title.
Apart from the Spaniard, Mumbai City FC have also been heavily linked with Ahmed Jahouh, Mandar Rao Dessai and Mourtada Fall, with Sergio Lobera also seemingly set to be handed the reins at the 2018-19 ISL semi-finalists.
While at this juncture it remains to be seen what the future holds for Sandesh Jhingan, there is no dearth of suitors for the Indian defender’s services.