ISL 2020-21, ATK Mohun Bagan Preview: Reigning champions recruit smartly to emerge as front-runners for title
With the upcoming season of the Indian Super League just days away, we at Firstpost.com take a look at how defending champions ATK Mohun Bagan stack up.
The Red Bull-backed German club have been in talks since 2018 with Goa, who finished top of the ISL league last season, but lost in the play-offs.
ISL 2020-21: Sunil Chhetri says staying in bio-bubble 'isn't easy', Bengaluru FC trying best to be fit for tournament
ISL 2020-21will be held in three venues of Goa and not across the country owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ISL: Back from two-year long injury layoff, Eugeneson Lyngdoh fit and raring to go with SC East Bengal
Lyngdoh, 34, played a part in helping India secure a spot in the 2019 Asian Cup but got injured during the qualification campaign, which meant he could not make the squad for the premier continental tournament.
ISL 2020-21: FC Goa's Edu Bedia says team working on tactical elements to become better than last season
According to the Spaniard, the rhythm which the foreign players will provide will be crucial at the end of the season.
ISL 2020: SC East Bengal retain iconic colours for home games during jersey launch ahead of league debut
The jerseys have been designed by Meghna Nayak, a young designer from Bengal who prefers to keep "things local".
As a part of their development, the duo will be loaned out for the 2020-21 campaign with 18-year old Chanso Horam heading to TRAU FC and Naorem Tondomba Singh going to new I-League entrants Sudeva FC, a media release issued said.
ISL: SC East Bengal coach Robbie Fowler feels their late entry would benefit them against ATK Mohun Bagan
SC East Bengal kickstart their maiden ISL campaign with the much-anticipated derby against ATK Mohun Bagan on 27 November at the Tilak Maidan.
While 22-year-old Ranawade joins the Islanders on a one-year contract, 21-year-old Rohlupuia has inked a four-year deal.
ISL: Chennaiyin FC sign Ganesan Balaji, Aqib Nawab; promote 'B' team goalkeeper Revanth to senior team
Balaji and Nawab, both 18 years old, have also signed for Chennaiyin on multi-year deals respectively and will also be registered for CFC's 2020-21 ISL squad.
Goddard is a product of English club Tottenham Hotspur's youth academy and has represented Spurs at the U-18, U-21 and U-23 levels before leaving in 2017.
The 30-year old Spaniard joins the Islanders on a season-long loan from Spanish second division side Real Sporting de Gijn.
ISL 2020-21: We will play exciting brand of football with ball possession and short passes, says East Bengal coach Robbie Fowler
East Bengal, who will compete in the ISL from this season, appointed Fowler for a two-year tenure earlier this month. The ISL will be played in three venues in Goa in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A regular starter in Real Kashmir's fourth-place finish last season in the I-League, Lachenpa impressed as he kept eight clean sheets in 19 appearances across all competitions, conceding only 17 goals in the process.
Ogbeche kicked off his youth career at Lobi Stars in Nigeria and was then signed by Paris Saint-Germain into their youth system before making his first team debut for the French giants in 2001-02 at just 17.
Nemil, who spent a season with the club's developmental side, is a product of Reliance Foundations Youth Champs (RFYC) academy and is among its first badge of graduates, having joined the programme as a 13-year-old back in 2015.
Having announced the departure of Brazilian mid-fielder Raphael Augusto and Spanish defender Alberto Serran, the duo completes Bengaluru's allocation for foreigners in the squad.
Rakip came through the youth system, starting at the AIFF Elite Academy, and secured a move to Kerala Blasters in 2017, where he played for the B team in the I-League 2nd Division during the 2017-18 campaign.
Jakub Sylvestr, who is set to become the first player from Slovakia to feature in the ISL, said he was excited about signing for Chennaiyin FC.
ISL 2020-21: SC East Bengal rope in striker Jeje Lalphekhlua; announce signings of Danny Fox, Ville Matti Steinmann
Jeje Lalphekhlua has played more than 50 matches for India since making his debut in 2011. He was a free agent after leaving Chennaiyin FC earlier this year.