Chennaiyin FC complete signing of midfielder Sourav Das from SCEB
The 25-year-old has penned a two-year contract.
Indian Super League outfit Chennaiyin FC have completed the signing of SC East Bengal midfielder Sourav Das, Khel Now can confirm. The 25-year-old is all set to join the squad on a contract until May 2024.
“Chennaiyin FC have completed the signing of midfielder Sourav Das. He will join the club for on a two-year contract,” a source close to the developments informed Khel Now. He will complete the move during the upcoming summer transfer window.
Das, who joined SC East Bengal on loan from Mumbai City FC in January 2021, had signed a one-year contract with the Red and Gold for this season. He played 18 games for the Kolkata-based side clocking 1353 minutes. Sourav Das averaged 27 passes per game and enjoyed a superior passing accuracy of 74.89%.
About the player
He started his football career at the Tata Football Academy. He impressed the Mohun Bagan scouts while playing for TFA and joined the Mohun Bagan squad in 2016. Das spent three seasons with the Mariners, playing 16 matches in the I league. He also represented Mohun Bagan in the AFC Cup on three occasions. Due to his excellent performances in the 2018-19 season, he was roped in by Mumbai City.
The 25-year-old represented Mumbai in eight matches, before shifting his allegiance to the Red and Gold in the January transfer window of the 2020-21 season. In total, Sourav played 21 matches for SC East Bengal and earned praise for his performances.
Chennaiyin FC in ISL 2021-22
It was a season to forget for Chennaiyin FC. They finished eighth in the table, with 20 points from as many matches. The Marina Machans made a solid start to the season with a four-match unbeaten run, but tapered off soon and finished the campaign with an eight-match winless run, which included six defeats.
Chennaiyin FC coach Bozidar Bandovic was sacked following his side’s 5-0 hammering at the hands of FC Goa. Assistant coach Sabir Pasha then took charge as the interim head coach for the final four games. Under Pasha, the club showed progress, but not enough to convert losses and draws into wins.