Kerala Blasters and their vast legion of fans, will welcome the news that despite the uncertainty surrounding their managerial appointment, the Sachin Tendulkar co-owned franchise is making all the right strides to ensure the playing squad is complete with furnished talent alongside budding potential.
In this regard, the Kochi-based Indian Super League (ISL) have signed Mumbai FC trio Sandip Nandy, Kunal Sawant, both of them goalkeepers, and Pratik Chowdhury, a defender, to feature for the Yellow and Blues in . The Blasters have also moved qucikly to ensure they beat competition to the signature of India U19 starlet Prashant.
It must noted here that all three have signed professional contracts and are nmot bing loaned out to the franchise.
The southern franchise focused on Nandy, who has signed on as goalkeeper for the third season after making his debut in the ISL for the Tuskers in the opening edition of the tournament. Kunal Sawant meanwhile is making his contract with the Blasters his debut foray into the ISL.
Both of them made a combined FOUR appearances in the I-League last season, whilst another stat that is sure to catch the eye of the Kerala team's fans is that the combined age of the duo - 70. Nandy is 41 years old and Sawant is 29.
Pratik Chowdhury, meanwhile is a former Mohun Bagan player who is adept at playing all along the backline with him making 13 appearances in the rear-guard for Khaid Jamil's side in the 2015/16 I-League season. He helped the Yellow Brigade keep three clean sheets.
Prashant, a Kerala-born talent, plays an attacking central midfielder or as a winger for the Indian Colts.