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ISL: East Bengal to sign Hyderabad’s Subrata Paul as Sankar Roy goes the other way

Subrata Paul has not been in action since Hyderabad’s 2-0 loss to Kerala Blasters in December last year…

East Begnal are set to rope in goalkeeper Subrata Paul from Hyderabad FC for the remainder of the 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL) season, Goal can confirm.

Meanwhile, East Bengal custodian Sankar Roy is deemed to sign the dotted line for The Nizams.

Subrata, 34, made six appearances for Hyderabad this season and kept two clean sheets. Hyderabad coach Manuel Marquez had confirmed that the India international had a problem in his knee, because of which Laxmikant Kattimani has started in his place for the last five games.

The Tata Football Academy (TFA) product has kept as many as 28 clean sheets in his ISL career with 91 appearances with clubs such as Mumbai City, NorthEast United, Jamshedpur and Hyderabad.

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Having started his senior career with Mohun Bagan, this will be Subrata’s second stint with East Bengal after the 2008-09 season in which he won the Federation Cup.

Interestingly, Subrata has never managed to make it to the play-offs with all the four ISL clubs he represented in the past.

On the other hand, Roy conceded nine goals in 14 I-League matches last season with Mohun Bagan as they clinched the league title. He also kept six clean-sheets and was preferred by then manager Kibu Vicuna as he was known to play out from the back.

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