Rangdajied United look all set to rope in Nigerian goal machine Ranti Martins Soleye for the remainder of 2013-14 I-League season.
"We have almost completed the deal. We are very much aware of the fact, that the transfer window closes tomorrow (Saturday) and we hope to complete the loan process soon," Karsing Kurbah, the Rangdajied United official told Goal.
The Shillong side already have a maximum of four foreigners in their squad namely Lamine Tamba, Yohei Iwasaki, Seong-Yong Kim and Edmar Figueira. With the arrival of Ranti, Edmar will be axed by the club.
"We will be releasing Edmar and take Ranti in his place," Kurbah informed.
Edmar however, seemed confused about his future at the club and told that he has not been informed anything final as of now.
"As things stand now, the officials have informed me once about it. But I think I will be playing tomorrow's match against Dempo and then finalise whether I will continue with the club. I have a number of offers from clubs outside India, but none of the I-League clubs have approached me yet," he told Goal from Goa.
Following Ranti's departure, United have roped in four new players today to counter the mass-exodus that was being feared for long in the cash-strapped side.
Arjun Chatterjee from Mohun Bagan, Suraj Mondal from Southern Samity, Bivas Sarkar from Pathachakra join the Purple Brigade while Anjan Nath, the coach of the side has also decided to include Jagannath Oraon, a youth product of the club in the senior squad.
Talks are still underway as to who would be United SC's fourth foreigner if Ranti is loaned out.