In a rapid turn of events, Tolgay Ozbey joins the league of the few unique players, who were able to don all the three Kolkata Giants' jerseys, and will sign after family consent..
It was a quick decision from the Aussie striker who plies his trade for Mohun Bagan, having joined only last year from bitter rivals, East Bengal. Having agreed personal terms with the newly promoted club who have also snapped up Khantang Paite from Pune, Tolgay told Goal that he will sign with the club after discussing it with his family.
"I have agreed to terms and will sign in a few days after consulting my family",said Tolgay before he left for Sydney.
Tolgay had a year of contract left with the Mariners, but unforeseen circumstances saw Tolgay being released from the club on Thursday, having only been paid a small compenstaion amount. Though the Mohun Bagan officials tried to showcase it as a result of the recent Chit fund scam, Tolgay himself revealed in an exclusive chat with Goal earlier on Friday that this was mainly due to the difference in opinion between him and the club officials.
Since the news of his parting ways with the Green and Maroon spread, he had been linked with a number of teams including Pune FC and Dempo. However, the century old Kolkata club has managed to beat all their competitors in their bid to sign the Australian striker.
The Aussie striker is thus ready to start his tryst with the only Kolkata Giant he has not played for. Mohammedan has recently been promoted to the top-tier league of the country and now looks forward to throw a tough challenge to the other outfits as they have managed to secure the signatures of a few top-quality footballers.
With Tolgay Ozbey almost confirmed to join, the Black and Whites have now fixed three foreign recruits, Luciano Sarbosa and Josimar being the other two.
Tolgay Ozbey has returned to Sydeny tonight, before leaving on a trip to Miami and Las Vegas next week. Having agreed personal terms, he will only formally sign for Mohammedan Sporting when he returns to Kolkata.