Kolkata giants East Bengal FC have been gearing up for the upcoming season with some eye-catching signings. It is understood that the club is now focused on acquiring goalkeepers in order to strengthen their squad. The Bridge can confirm that the Red and Golds are in search of a custodian, with experience in the Indian Super League (ISL), to guard their post next season.
They have already signed recent I-League champion Shankar Roy from Mohun Bagan, Rafique Ali Sardar from Jamshedpur FC and has also retained Keralite goalkeeper Mirshad Michu. But it seems the century-old club wants to recruit an experienced goalie to bolster their safety under the post.
Sources close to the development confirmed that East Bengal are in close contact with former ISL champion Debjit Majumder.
Majumder has previously played for ATK in the ISL for three seasons, he played a key role in the Flying Tigers' second ISL triumph. Things have not been so good for Debjit for the last two seasons as he made a move to Mohun Bagan but failed perform. East Bengal are hopeful that the 32-year-old goalie will sign sooner rather than later.
Besides Debjit, the Red and Golds, are also in talks with Rehnesh TP who played for Kerala Blasters last season. The 27-year-old was a more or less regular feature in the Blasters line-up. He conceded 25 goals in his 13 league matches. Rehnesh’s contract with Kerala is ending this season and it will be a free transfer if East Bengal pens a deal with him.
However, it is understood that Debjit Majumder is a forerunner in penning a deal with the Red and Golds for the upcoming season.