The custodian registered nine clean sheets for the Snow Leopards during the 2018-19 I-League season.
FC Pune City’s Bilal Khan is set to join Kerala Blasters, in what is going to be another good addition to the ISL club’s goalkeeping department. The goalkeeper is currently in the books of Real Kashmir, where he is on loan.
Khel Now sources from Real Kashmir have confirmed the move, stating, “Bilal will leave after the Super Cup, which is a part of his contract.” The 24-year-old had a splendid 2018-19 season with Real Kashmir, registering nine clean sheets in 19 encounters. His displays helped his side finish third in the I-League table, and was also awarded as the ‘Best Goalkeeper’ of the competition.
The Snow Leopards haven’t yet confirmed a replacement yet, with the club still in process to find a custodian.
Meanwhile, there are also questions regarding the other Blasters goalkeepers; Dheeraj Singh and Naveen Kumar. Dheeraj was the side’s first-choice goalkeeper last season, meanwhile, Naveen was loaned to FC Goa.
Nelo Vingada’s side had a poor campaign, finishing ninth in the table with two wins, nine draws, and seven losses. While, Khan already has experience of playing in South India, having played for Gokulam Kerala earlier. In the past, he has also represented the likes of Hindustan FC, and Churchill Brothers.