Jayesh Rane

ATK Mohun Bagan midfielder Jayesh Rane is all set to join Bengaluru FC for the upcoming season of ISL-Indian Super League as Football Monk can confirm. After spending four years with the Kolkata giants the Mumbai-born player has decided to make a move.

The Rise

Rane rose to fame at Aizawl FC, following their historic I-League win under Khalid Jamil. He had a terrific season with The People’s Club. As they made a statement by winning the I-League in 2016-17 defying all odds. Making crucial moves and being a part of the title-winning race is something that has helped Jayesh Rane become one of the most decorated players in the country.

Time at ATK Mohun Bagan

Jayesh who joined ATK in 2017 was initially a regular in the starting lineup. But Antonio Habas’s arrival at the helm saw the utility midfielder struggled for game time. Though he proved his worth whenever given the chance. But the 28-year-old was unable to establish a key role in a highly competitive squad. Last season, Habas handed him 16 appearances throughout the season consisting of a total of only 417 minutes.

Jayesh Rane
Jayesh Rane in action for ATK Mohun Bagan

Transfer Mantra

Sources close to the development confirmed that Jayesh has penned in a three-year-long deal with the Bangalore-based side. Reportedly North East United FC was also in the race for the decorated midfielder but it seems it’s the “West Block Blues” who have secured the service of Jayesh Rane for the upcoming years.

Squad Restoration at BFC

On the other hand, Bengaluru FC is currently undergoing a transition. They are currently on to regain their lost glory under newly-appointed coach Marco Pezzaiuoli. The JSW-owned franchise had a disheartening end to its campaign last season. As they failed to bag a playoffs spot in the ISL for the very first time. Thus, the addition of Jayesh Rane in the midfield comes up as a step under their squad restoration and reorganization program.

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By Prachyaprachetah Sarkar

Trying to travel the journey of life via the game of football.