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Mohun Bagan rope in defender Sukhdev from Minerva

IANS  |  Kolkata 

City soccer giants Mohun Bagan roped in defender from champions FC for the upcoming season, the club announced in a statement on Monday.

Sukhdev's arrival completes Mohun Bagan's squad with 25 players.

According to the media statement, the signing of Sukhdev was kept under wraps as arch-rivals East Bengal were also keen on his signature.

"Previously, we had shared the names of 24 players and intentionally kept the name of Sukhdev under wrap, as he was also under the radar of Kingfisher East Bengal," the statement read.

"East Bengal even made an claiming to have acquired his signature, but we kept on pursuing with the and finally convinced him to sign in our favour," it added.

Sukhdev, 26, played a pivotal role in Minerva's triumph this season.

Mohun Bagan finished third in the table this season with 31 points from 18 games, four short of Minerva who upset all odds to be crowned surprise champions.



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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 21:48 IST