ISL 2018-19: Pritam Kotal set to rejoin ATK in January after Delhi Dynamos accept Rs 20 lakh transfer fee
Kotal, who was signed by the Dynamos ahead of the start of season four, represented Dynamos 24 times in the tournament, scoring a goal each in both the seasons.
New Delhi: India international Pritam Kotal will join two-time Indian Super League champions ATK in January after Delhi Dynamos agreed to a transfer fee of Rs 20 lakh from the Kolkata-based club.
The defender, who is currently in Abu Dhabi to take part in the upcoming AFC Asian Cup, will join his new team in the January transfer window starting next month, following the international break.
Kotal, who was signed by the capital-based side in the ISL draft ahead of the start of season four, represented Dynamos 24 times in the tournament, scoring a goal each in both the seasons.
His impressive performances during the 2017-18 season saw him being handed over the captain's armband at the start of the 2018-2019 season under new coach Josep Gombau.
The defender was a mainstay in the side and also scored his only goal of the season against ATK in Dynamos' 2-1 defeat to Steve Coppell's side earlier in the season.
The Indian International has agreed on personal terms with the Kolkata based side and will join them after the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
Kotal had been a part of ATK in 2016 when he joined the Kolkata-based club as a loanee from Mohun Bagan.
Bengaluru have had a rigorous pre-season and coach Marco Pezzaiuoli said his side is looking forward to face-off against the last season's semi-finalists.
The red-and-gold brigade suffered defeats to their arch-rivals in both the matches last season, which was more to do with their troubled build-up and a last-minute entry to ISL.
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