The high-profile signing of the season for Mohun Bagan, Daniel Seaborne has made a u-turn of sorts as he opted out of registering himself at the Indian Football Association (IFA), the state governing body for football in West Bengal, office today for the Calcutta Football League (CFL) as he awaits for an opportunity to reportedly sign for Olympiacos FC in the Superleague Greece.
Seaborne, who trained with the squad on Tuesday morning ahead of their match against George Telegraph on Wednesday dropped no hints to coach Shankarlal Chakraborty and the club management. But, just as he was about to register himself with the state football association office for the CFL, he declared that he was no longer going to play a part at Mohun Bagan.
"I took the decision discussing with the club officials as there was no official contract between us and I am leaving on a mutual understanding. I will leave Kolkata within a few days to give trial in a Greek club Olympiacos," Seaborne said to a select group of media.
He further clarified his reason to make the haste decision, "Everybody thinks of his betterment. As a European footballer I had also the dream of playing the European Champions League. If I do not succeed there, I will return here."
However, a source placed close to Seaborne has confirmed that Mohun Bagan officials have allowed the defender to travel and conduct talks with the Greek club.
The Mariners have made a winning start to their CFL 2016 campaign as they defeated Aryan SC 5-1 over the weekend.