Sandesh Jhingan to join Croatian Club HNK Sibenik

As per reports, the ATKMB defender Sandesh Jhingan is all set to realise his European dream to join the Croatian club HNK Sibenik.

Debangshu Biswas
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The ATKMB defender Sandesh Jhingan is all set to make a move to the top division Croatian club HNK Sibenik. After spending nearly a decade in Indian football, the AIFF Men's player of the year is ready to take on the European challenge. Earlier there were fogs over his future as he had offers from Austria, Croatia and Greece, but now the chances of him ending up in Croatia is much higher.

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According to the Times of India, Sandesh Jhingan has agreed on terms with Croatian top division club HNK Sibenik. The 28-year-old's representative Anuj Kichlu confirmed the same to TOI.

"We have an agreement in place with HNK Sibenik. All efforts are now on to get him to Croatia as soon as possible."

Anuj Kichlu

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.

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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.

Sandesh Jhingan