SC East Bengal (SCEB) on Monday announced the signing of legendary goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya, who played a key role in the success of arch-rivals Mohun Bagan last season. SCEB has put speculation to rest and has finally acquired the signature of the ace goalkeeper. Bhattacharya joins East Bengal on a football transfer after completing a move from West Bengal club ATK Mohun Bagan FC.
On agreeing to join the new club Arindam said in the SCEB statement, “I am happy to be here (East Bengal). I can’t wait for the season to start, I want to win as many matches as possible and don’t want to score goals against the team in as many matches as possible.” SC East Bengal confirmed the football news on Twitter stating, “We got hold of him as soon as he signed with us.”
The 32-year-old had won the Golden Glove award last season by overtaking Mumbai City FC’s Amarinder Singh. No goals were scored against him in 10 matches while he saved 59 goals. Bhattacharya has also revealed that he did not miss the chance to join SC East Bengal when he got the opportunity because his family members are supporters of the club.
“At home, my father and my grandfather are East Bengal supporters, I’ve never played for East Bengal in my entire career spanning 16 years. So when the opportunity came along this time, I grabbed it with both hands,” said Arindam publicizing about East Bengal fans from his family and it was a no-brainer when the opportunity came his way.
Joining East Bengal will give Bhattacharya a chance to train under Robbie Fowler, to this, he commented, “Definitely it was a major reason why I chose East Benagal. Training under such a huge Liverpool legend is a dream come true When I first met his last season, I was star-struck. Now, I can’t wait to start practicing under Fowler.”
- / 5 hours ago
Steve Bruce has stated that he intends to stay on as manager following Newcastle...
- / 6 hours ago
Indian charismatic footballer Sunil Chhetri reflected on his career stating “it will end soon”...