East Bengal rope in young striker Vishnu TM on pre-contract deal
The 22-year-old scored a hat-trick in his debut match for Aryan Club in last season’s CFL.
East Bengal have signed forward Vishnu TM ahead of the 2022/23 season, Khel Now can confirm. The club continues to make moves in the club with Vishnu the latest player to sign a pre-contract with the Red & Gold Brigade.
A source close to the development informed Khel Now, “Vishnu has signed a multi-year deal with East Bengal. He wanted to go back to Kerala, but he stayed for the Kolkata derby. He wants to score.”
With the signature of Vishnu TM, it can be said East Bengal are bolstering their squad. The club is eager to sign more players in the coming days. However, the 22-year-old is expected to ply his trade only in the Calcutta Football League.
About the Player
Vishnu TM hails from Kerala. He joined Aryan Club last season and scored a hat-trick in his maiden appearance against Kidderpore SC. Aryan Club went on to win the game by 5-1. The three goals which Vishnu scored portray his goal-scoring prowess and the threat he possesses inside the 18-yard area. The young striker has also played for Basco and Kerala United.
East Bengal’s preparations for ISL 2022/23
East Bengal have parted ways with their investor Shree Cement Limited. The club is currently in search of a new investor and is hopeful of securing one very soon. The Red & Golds have already signed pre-contracts with players like defender Mohamad Rakip (from Mumbai City), Ivan Gonzalez (from FC Goa) and Mobashir Rahman (from Jamshedpur) for the upcoming season. They are also in talks with Aridai Cabrera and Sanjib Ghosh.
Prior to these signings, the club officials had signed pre-contracts with Aditya Patra, Mahitosh Roy, Suryash Jaiswal, Dip Saha and Nabi Hussain Khan for the upcoming season. The likes of Mahitosh Roy and Nabi Hussain Khan performed brilliantly in the Santosh Trophy for West Bengal.
Meanwhile, Dip Saha is an academy graduate who played for the club in the Zee Bangla Football League (2019). The last two seasons didn’t yield much for the Kolkata Giants. They ended ninth in 2020/21. In the recently concluded season, they finished at the bottom of the table. Thus, it is expected that the club will focus on building a strong side for the 2022/23 season.
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