Indian international Sarthak Golui is in advanced talks to join Kolkata giants East Bengal on a two-year deal, Football Monk can exclusively confirm.
Sarthak’s current contract with Bengaluru FC exists till 31st May and the young defender will be a free agent ahead of the window.
Bright start for East Bengal
With the end of the Shree Cement era in East Bengal, the Torch Bearers have once again started to rebuild for the upcoming season. The Red & Golds are determined to revamp their lost glory and Sarthak’s transfer will be a significant boost to their cause.
A source keeping a track of the development confirmed Football Monk, “East Bengal is currently negotiating with Sarthak and is expected to pen in the player on a multi-year deal.”
An AIFF Elite Academy graduate, Sarthak Golui started his professional career with Mohun Bagan. In 2017-18, Sarthak made his Indian Super League debut with Pune City. In his first season with the club, the defender posted impressive numbers and helped the Stallions reach the Semi-Finals. The defender moved from strength to strength in the next season. However, Pune as a team struggled and couldn’t make the top four.
After staying two years with the Pune based club, Sarthak signed for the Islanders ahead of the 2019-20 season. He had a very good start with Mumbai and was their best defender in that particular season. However, the following season Golui failed to bag starts for the Sergio Lobera led team, and signed for the Red & Golds in the January transfer window. After a decent performance with East Bengal, the 24-year-old plied his trade with Bengaluru FC last season.
With the aim to rebuild their squad, the East Bengal management have started talks with multiple players and are on the course to build a strong team ahead of the next season. Known for his sturdy defending and as an aerial threat in both the boxes, Sarthak is expected to portray a pivotal role in the East Bengal team next season. His signing will definitely strengthen the East Bengal defense and will give them much wanted stability at the back.