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ISL 2021-22: Bright Enobakhare in talks for a return to ISL

Nigerian striker Bright Enobakhare is looking for a possible return to Indian Super League

ISL 2021-22: Bright Enobakhare set to make a return to ISL?
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ISL 2021-22: Bright Enobakhare set to make a return to ISL?

By

Prachyaprachetah Sarkar

Updated: 1 Jan 2022 5:58 PM GMT

Nigerian striker Bright Enobakhare is looking for a possible return to Indian Super League in the upcoming winter window as The Bridge can exclusively confirm.

Bright joined SC East Bengal in the January transfer window last season. It was Liverpool legend and the then SCEB coach Robbie Fowler who convinced the Nigerian to make a move to India. He joined the Red and Golds in a time when the whole squad was struggling to recover their attacking and goal-scoring woes.

Bright in ISL 2020-21

After his arrival, the Kolkata giants recovered a bit but couldn't show up a promising display as they ended the season 9th in the league table. It was after this move that the Robbie Fowler managed side earned their first victory of the season.

SC East Bengal ended the season with 17 points from 12 matches. They won just three matches in the whole season. Though it was all pale for the Red and Golds, Bright Enobakhare didn't fail to make his sheer display of class and capabilities.

The striker scored three goals and assisted once in his twelve starts for the Kolkata giants. The skillset that he came with was surely one of the bests in the league. It was evident that adding a player like Bright in a well-balanced side will ensure a lot of attacking sharpness to any team.

At the start of this season, Bright was convinced to extend his stay at SC East Bengal. But things took a turn when the SCEB management failed to sign players due to the ongoing feud between Shree Cement and the East Bengal club officials. The saga of dialogues delayed the whole process leaving no option for Bright but to choose an overseas move. It surely is one of the many harms done to the century-old club's squad building due to the long-lasting feud.

Transfer Mantra

Initially, it was Chennaiyin and SC East Bengal leading the race for Bright. But looking at the current situation it seems ATK Mohun Bagan is all set to close the deal.

The former Wolves forward is now a free agent after terminating his contract with Coventry FC in November. Thus the Mariners think tank is in talks with the forward.

Reports suggest that the Nigerian has shown his interest in returning to ISL and is currently in talks with ATK Mohun Bagan for a possible return. If all goes well Bright may join the Mariners in the ongoing January window.

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