Indian Super League

ISL: East Bengal sign Mobashir Rahman from Jamshedpur FC on a three-year deal

Arjun Singh Devgan
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Indian footballing giants, East Bengal on Saturday announced the signing of midfielder, Mobashir Rahman, who was a part of League Shield winning side Jamshedpur FC on a three-year deal.

A product of Tata Football Academy, Rahman was a regular fixture in the first XI for Jamshedpur FC last season, making 13 appearances for the club in their 2021-22 Shield-winning campaign. The 24-year-old who played as a left-winger for for Jamshedpur last season, made a total of 53 appearances in his four years with them, impressing both fans and pundits with his style of play.

"East Bengal have signed Rahman on a pre contract for a three-year deal," the club confirmed in a statement.

Rahman becomes the second player after Ivan Gonzalez that East Bengal have signed as part of their rebuilding process following the termination of their partnership with investors, Shree Cement Limited earlier this month.

The Kolkata-based outfit had two disastrous ISL seasons playing under the aegis of 'SC East Bengal'. In their ISL debut in 2020-21, they finished ninth out of 11 teams, and in the last season they finished at the bottom.

The club is currently in talks with Bangladeshi conglomerate, Bashundhara Group over a fresh investment in the club and an official announcement is likely in mid-May.