Antonio Lopez Habas’ ATK Mohun Bagan have received a major boost in defence as goalkeeper Amrinder Singh has signed a five-year contract with them. The footballer from Mahilpur (Punjab) played for Mumbai City FC in the 2020-21 Hero Indian Super League.
The 28-year-old has played in Kolkata before. He played under Habas in the 2015 Hero ISL season. Amrinder, who won the Golden Glove in 2016, is presently in Doha with the Indian national team for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers.
“Even though I played in Kolkata before, it was for a very short time. This joining, of course, is going to be a new chapter in my football career. Winning all the trophies [League Shield as well as the Hero ISL trophy] for Mumbai City FC last season was a memorable event in my life. I want the same success in the Green-Maroon jersey next season.
“There are three reasons behind coming to Kolkata. They are: the support of a huge number of ATK Mohun Bagan supporters, the football philosophy of the principal owner of the team, Sanjiv Goenka, and the glorious history of football of this city.
“I played for a while in Hero ISL 2 under the coaching of Habas. Everyone knows about his success in the Hero ISL. Habas’ football philosophy always draws me. The biggest thing is that he brought out the best in Indian footballers. It’s great to be a member of this team,” Amrinder told the ATK Mohun Bagan media team.