Mohammedan Sporting in final stages of talks with former East Bengal ace

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Mohammedan Sporting Club started their pre-season training yesterday under the guidance of their coach Biswajit Bhattacharya. But at the same time, the team building process is on and on in full flow.

According to sources, Mohammedan are in final stages of talks with Minnerva Punjab striker Manandeep Singh. The club has been searching for a perfect strike partner for Dipanda Dicka and Manandeep can fill the jigsaw.

Manandeep Singh began his career with AIFF’s academy team and now defunct Pailan Arrows. From there the boy from Hisar went on to play for several names including East Bengal in the 2012-13 season. He also won the Federation Cup with the Red and Gold. Manandeep had stints at ISL clubs like Delhi Dynamos and Kerala Blasters and also represented the nation twice winning the Nehru Cup in 2012.

Four or five years ago, this strongly built lad from Haryana was considered one of the hottest prospects in Indian football. The player played in different age groups of India and was also awarded the ‘FPAI young player of the year’ back in 2012 which speaks volumes of his potential. But the striker has failed to live up to his expectations and could not imprint a prominent mark in Indian football ever since.

With Mohammedan nearing a deal with him, it may benefit both the club and the player. But everything is still in the stage of ifs and buts.