• On the age of 17, SESA Soccer Academy despatched Glan for a four-day stint on the USL PRO Mix in Florida.
  • Glan signed for Churchill Brothers on this season of I-League and made 14 appearances for them.

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Modified 28 Mar 2020, 12:19 IST

Glan Martins will finally make a move to ISL
Glan Martins will lastly make a transfer to ISL

The reigning ISL champions ATK have signed Glan Martins from the I-League membership Churchill Brothers in the summertime switch window on a two-year deal. The Sanjiv Goenka-owned aspect will merge with Kolkata’s conventional giants Mohun Bagan, and the brand new entity will come into drive from the subsequent season.

On the age of 17, SESA Soccer Academy despatched Glan for a four-day stint on the USL PRO (United Soccer Leagues Skilled) Mix in Florida. He graduated in 2014 and signed for Sporting Clube de Goa’s senior crew and made 13 appearances for them over two seasons in I-League.

Though he acquired pursuits from different ISL and I-League golf equipment, he was tied down by their long-term contract and could not make a transfer. The 25-year-old signed for Churchill Brothers on this season of I-League and made 14 appearances for them, primarily as a defensive midfielder.

Glan’s power helps the crew construct from the again. Whereas ATK below current head coach Antonio Lopez Habas is thought for his or her counter-attacking intuition, having a midfielder of their ranks who can transfer the ball ahead with ease, particularly when the opposition sits again deeply, might be helpful.

After penning the cope with the Kolkata-based membership, Glan will likely be re-united with a few of his team-mates in Sporting Clube de Goa, like Arindam Bhattacharja and Subhasish Bose. The latter is one other new signing for the membership, having jumped the ship from ISL membership Mumbai Metropolis FC.

ATK-Mohun Bagan will proceed taking part in below the tutelage of Habas for one more season after the Spaniard guided the crew to their third ISL trophy. David Williams, Javi Hernandez, John Johnson, and Carl McHugh are the foreigners who’re tied to a long-term contract and may flip up for them within the subsequent season.

Among the many Indian gamers, Pronay Halder has signed an extension with the membership, and Manvir Singh will be part of the squad after the membership paid a hefty switch price to FC Goa. ATK is thought to be heavy spenders within the switch market. After merging with Mohun Bagan and successful the ISL, one mustn’t anticipate them to decelerate.

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