The ISL Transfer News are on a hot roll after the rumours surrounding Jhingan’s exit. The AIFF Men’s player of the year Sandesh Jhingan could be quitting ATK Mohun Bagan to realise his dream of playing football in Europe. In fact, the India international hasn’t joined the Mariners in Kolkata as they prepare for the AFC Cup. As per a Times of India report, the 28-year-old has offers from Austria, Croatia and Greece.
“Jhingan has two definite offers. He wants to give European football a try. Right now, he’s talking to ATK Mohun Bagan to see what’s best for everyone involved.”TOI’s source
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The ever-dependable Indian defender joined the Mariners last season on a five-year deal. According to Transfermarkt, the deal was worth somewhere around ₹ 10 Crores. However, it was not a routine transfer for Jhingan, rather an unceremonious exit from Kerala Blasters FC as they couldn’t agree to terms regarding a Covid-induced pay-cut.
Sandesh’s ambition of Europe or trying out a new league is known to everyone as he was heavily linked with Motherwell FC in Scotland and Al-Gharaffa in the Qatar Star League. However, it will be a huge blow to the ATKMB side with the AFC Cup knocking on the door. On the other hand, Jhingan has a favourable clause in his ATKMB contract. To clarify, it would allow him to leave the club if a foreign club opportunity comes knocking at his door.
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