The 25-year-old has notched eight goals and nine assists in 22 I-League appearances.

Rajasthan United have completed the signing of Komron Tursunov, Khel Now can confirm. The Tajikistan international is a well-known figure in Indian football, having represented Mohun Bagan and TRAU FC previously in the I-League.

“Komron Tursunov has signed for Rajasthan United. The official confirmation is imminent. Having played for Mohun Bagan and TRAU, he was keen to return to Indian football for another season,” sources close to the development informed Khel Now. With that, Rajasthan United have also completed their AFC quota signing, for the upcoming I-League 2021-22 season.

About the player

Tursunov began his professional football career at FC Regar-TadAZ, a club that plies its trade in the Tajik League. He then joined top-flight rivals FC Istiklol midway through the 2017-18 season, and remained with them for almost two years. During this time, he also made his debut for the Tajikistan national team, and has since gone on to play 21 more international matches for his country.

Ahead of the 2019-20 I-League season, the forward signed for Mohun Bagan. He made eight appearances for the Mariners in that title-winning campaign, scoring twice and assisting two more. The following year, he shifted base to TRAU, where he played 14 games, netted six times and registered seven assists. The highlight of his league campaign happened in his maiden game for the Red Pythons, when he scored the fastest-ever goal in the I-League within nine seconds after kick-off.

Thanks to the 25-year-old’s efforts, TRAU were able to finish in third position in the championship table behind Gokulam Kerala and Churchill Brothers last season. At the end of the campaign, Komron Tursunov shifted back to his home country where he signed with FC Khujand. He will now return to India and play for Rajasthan United in I-League 2021-22.

Rajasthan United’s pre-season preparations

Rajasthan United may be I-League debutants in the 2021-22 season. Regardless, they are prepared to give a tough fight to other participants in the league. They performed well in the I-League Qualifiers and finished their campaign unbeaten, to book a spot in the league. Afterwards, they also completed the signings of several star players.

Argentine striker Diego Bielkiewicz and former ISL Golden Boot and Golden Ball winner Marcelinho are the two other foreign players who have joined the club so far. They also recently announced the appointment of 28-year-old Francesc Bonet as their new head coach.

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