The 21-year-old midfielder is a promising prospect.

Talented midfielder Dip Saha is all set to sign for East Bengal for the upcoming season. A source close to Khel Now confirmed that, “Dip Saha will join the club as a developmental player and will feature in the club’s campaign next season.”

About the player

Dip Saha started his football career for East Bengal’s youth team. His performance in the youth league caught much attention of football fans. His performance for Techno Aryan FC in CFL 2021 caught the attention of the East Bengal scouts and they roped him into the squad.

Strengths

Saha mainly operates as a central midfielder. He possesses great speed and can be a potential threat to the opposition defence. Also, he has the ability to provide deadly through passes, which is a great asset to any team. Still only 21, he has to develop a lot in his decision-making skills.

SC East Bengal in Indian Super League

SC East Bengal under their head coach Robbie Fowler finished their ISL 2020-21 campaign in ninth place in the standings. As a result, he was replaced by Manolo Diaz at the start of the 2021-22 campaign, but that failed to bring desired success to the club.

Due to poor performances at the start of the season, the club parted ways with the Spaniard and gave interim charge to assistant coach Renedy Singh. But, as Renedy doesn’t have an AFC Pro License, the SCEB officials decided to hire Mario Rivera as their head coach. Changing coaches thrice had a poor impact on their performances and as a result, they finished at the bottom of the table with just a single win from 20 matches.

Club officials have already started preparing their squad for next season. They have roped in Nabi Hussain Khan, Mahitosh Roy and Suryash Jaiswal. East Bengal have also forged a strategic partnership with Sheikh Russel Krirachakra of Bangladesh. They have created a team of former players to scout talent from the I-League and Santosh Trophy. The club are also in talks with several coaches for the upcoming season.

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