Anupam Sarkar spreads wings to join FC Adeli in Europe

FC Pune City's players continue to make a splash in Europe as Sarkar is the latest entrant from India to join a European club...

The Indian Super League’s (ISL) Pune franchise, FC Pune City and its players seem to have had a positive impression in Europe, with Anupam Sarkar, a defender for the Purple and Orange, now making his way into the squad of Georgian club FC Adeli on a four-month loan. FC Adeli currently sit in 10th place in the Georgian Premier League (GPL), out of 12 teams.  

It may be remembered that Israil Gurung and Manish Maithani joined Portuguese Primera Liga club Vitória de Guimarães earlier this year. Sarkar’s performance for the team caught the eyes of Adeli’s Technical director, Philippe De Ridder, who immediately vouched for the Bengali defender’s abilities to his club.

“When I got to know from FC Pune City that Anupam was available, I did not hesitate to share it with my President. I am convinced he will do a good job here,” revealed the director, who is also manager for his side.

Brimming with delight about his loan, Sarkar elucidated, “I cannot wait to begin this new chapter in my career. I am thankful to my Club FC Pune City and FC Adeli for providing me with this chance to go abroad and play in Georgia. I am excited to train and put in my best effort to help my team and my team mates."    

Gaurav Modwel, the CEO of FC Pune City, was delighted with finalizing the transfer of Sarkar to the Georgian club and expounded, "I am sure that this loan stint will help Anupam to become a better footballer. I am sure Anupam will remain focused and train hard with his new team. 

"FC Adeli moved really fast with us on this transfer and I am happy that they have also agreed to include in the loan agreement a minimum number of games in which Anupam will feature. This shall ensure Anupam gets opportunities to show his prowess and the experience he gains from it shall prove invaluable for him in his career," he further added.