The teams have been bolstering their squads with new additions.
The Indian Super League (ISL 2022-23) season is approaching its business end and the teams have now a clear cut idea about their current squad. The January transfer window has been utilised pretty well by most of the clubs and the new arrivals promise some eye-catching action in their new outfits.
The likes of ATK Mohunbagan have strengthened their current squad by making some important signings, while East Bengal hope to get their registration ban lifted soon. Clubs like NorthEast United and Jamshedpur FC are working hard to revamp their squad to avoid further misery. Meanwhile Mumbai City and FC Goa haven’t done much in the window.
Here’s a team-wise complete list of all transfers that were made during the 2023 January transfer window of the Indian Super League.
The Kalinga Warriors were fairly quiet in the January transfer window. The management sent Thangmuansang, Lalhrezuala Sailing and Dylan D’Silva to I-league clubs Mohammedan, Sudeva Delhi and Dempo SC (2nd division) on loan transfers.
Arrivals: Aniket Jadhav, Tankadhar Bag, Princeton Rebello
Departures: Sebastian Thangmuansang (loan), Lalhrezuala Sailing (loan), Dylan D’Silva (loan), Nikhil Prabhu
Northeast United will hope that the changes in the current squad will help them change their fortune. The arrivals of full-back Hira Mondal, Congolese forward Mbombo and defender Alex Saji brings new hope for the Highlanders fans. The departures to report are of Matt Derbyshire, who makes a move to England’s fourth division club Bradford City on a free transfer, and Jon Gaztanaga.
Arrivals: Hira Mondal, Kule Mbombo, Alex Saji (loan), Joseba Beitia
Departures: Matt Derbyshire, Jon Gaztanaga
The high-flying Islanders are now in their dream form as they are still unbeaten in ISL 2022-23. Head coach Des Bukingham is happy with the current squad and there are no departures to report in this transfer window. The two additions however, are winger Gyamar Nikum and goalkeeper Ahan Prakash.
Arrivals: Ahan Prakash, Gyamar Nikum
Departures : N/A
Kerala Blasters are concerned about their bench strength and Ivan Vukumanovic is quite happy with his current squad. Only Puitea’s departure from the club is the only activity of the Blasters in the Winter Transfer Window.
Arrivals: Danish Farooq
Departures : Puitea, Givson Singh (loan)
Last season’s Shield winners were quite active in the January transfer window and secured some big signings. The return of Pronay Halder was a big talking point for them. Rafael Crivellaro joined the Men of Steel (in December) from Chennaiyin to add creativity in the midfield. Australian defender Dylan Fox was brought in to replace Peter Hartley. Welington Priori, Sandip Mandi, SK Sahil left the club after having a forgettable season.
Arrivals: Dylan Fox, Pronay Halder
Departures: Sandip Mandi, SK Sahil (loan)
The defending champions have roped in young defender Sajad Hussain Parray on a long-term deal from Gokulam Kerala. But, they have done some good business in sending Parray back to Gokulam on loan. The departures of promising defender Alex Saji and Sweden Fernandes are the only releases from the club in this transfer window to report.
Arrivals: Sajad Hussain Parray
Departures: Sajad Hussain Paray (loan), Alex Saji (loan), Sweden Fernandes (loan)
The Gaurs are fairly quiet in the January Transfer Window and have not many too many moves in January.
Arrivals: Hernan Santana, Lenny Rodrigues, Nikhil Prabhu
Departures: Glan Martins (loan), Phrangki Buam (loan), Princeton Rebello
The Red & Golds suffered a registration ban and were unable to register new players.
Arrivals: Jake Jervis
Departures: Aniket Jadhav
The Marina Machans have not made too many moves in January apart from Rafael Crivellaro parting ways with the club in December.
Arrivals: Bikash Yumnam, Givson Singh (loan)
Bengaluru FC are finally back in form after going through a struggling start to the ISL 2022-23 campaign. One incoming so far is Pablo Perez, who joined from Spanish second division club Sporting Gijon. On the other hand, Hira Modal parted ways with the club by mutual consent as the full-back didn’t get featured in any of Bengaluru’s games in the ongoing season. However, both these activities happened in December and November, respectively.
Arrivals: Ashish Jha
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The Mariners suffered a huge blow as Florentin Pogba, the star defender who brought so many hopes and excitements in the Mariners squad underwent an injury. To fill his his place is defence, the management have brought in Slavko Damjanovic, who previously enjoyed a stint with Chennaiyin FC.
ATK Mohunbagan also roped Federico Gallego, one of the key players of Northeast United in the 2020-21 season, and Puitea from Kerala Blasters on a long-term deal. The Mariners had to plunge into the transfer market after a series of injury concerns.
Arrivals: Slavko Damjanovic, Federico Gallego, Puitea, Glan Martins (loan)
Departures: Pronay Halder, Lenny Rodrigues
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