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Football Transfer News September 26: Sandesh Jhingan Joins ATK Mohun Bagan, NEUFC Sign Lui Machado

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Last Updated: September 27, 2020, 00:00 IST

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Sandesh Jhingan and Luis Machado (Photo Credit: Twitter and Facebook)

Sandesh Jhingan and Luis Machado (Photo Credit: Twitter and Facebook)

Football Transfer News September 26: Sandesh Jhingan announced that he has signed with ATK Mohun Bagan. NorthEast United FC signed Luis Machado

Football Transfer News September 26: Sandesh Jhingan and ATK Mohun Bagan announced their association with a video at the end of which, Jhingan says, “Joy Mohun Bagan, ami aashchi.” This move makes Jhingan the most valued footballer in the country, according to India’s transfer specialist Marcus Mergulhao. NorthEast United FC signed 27-year-old winger Luis MachadoFC Goa announced the signing of James Donachie as their AFC player, completing the quota of their foreign signing for the season. Manchester United are still in talks with Porto for the signing of Alex Telles, according to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano. Manchester City are looking to sign Ruben Dias from Benfica and are in talks with the Portuguese club over a final fee.

Follow the News18 Sports live blog for all the transfer news and gossip from both Indian football and European transfer market. The Indian football transfer window is open till October 20, 2020 while the European transfer window is open for 10 weeks – from July 27 to October 5. This year has been an exception for the football transfer window as well due to coronavirus pandemic with the dates extended and altered according to season end. This year, the Indian football transfer market has seen a lot of buzz as well with clubs trying to make smart buys in limited budgets.

In the Indian football transfer window, ATK Mohun Bagan, FC Goa and Odisha FC have been the most active ones while Jamshedpur FC, Chennaiyin FC and Hyderabad FC have had coach changes lately as well. While FC Goa appointed Juan Ferrando as their coach early on and hit the market, Chennaiyin and Hyderabad FC have only just found their coaches. Hyderabad, who had Albert Roca as their coach, had to be changed after the Spaniard got an offer from FC Barcelona and moved on. In the European football market, Chelsea have been on a spending spree buying extremely talented youngsters to make up a formidable squad.

In Europe, the biggest of the latest transfer deals have been the signing of Kai Havertz by Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen for 71m pounds and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United getting the signature of Donny van de Beek from Ajax Amsterdam. Among the women, Pernille Harder became the most expensive female footballer in the world when she signed with Chelsea.

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first published:September 26, 2020, 09:29 IST
last updated:September 27, 2020, 00:00 IST