Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters have completed the signing of Sagolsem Bikash Singh, Football Monk can exclusively confirm.

A source close to the development confirmed, “The 22 years old Manipur-born midfielder has penned in a two-year contract with Kerala Blasters. Which will keep him at the club till 2025.

Born in 2001, Bikash started his career at the famed East bengal academy. He was a part of the junior teams of the Kolkata giants. The Manipuri midfielder joined TRAU ahead of the 2021-22 season on a 2 year contract. He had a great season with the Manipur based club this year. Sagolsem scored 3 goals in his 21 appearances for TRAU this season, thus heliping the club finish 4th in the league.

The 22 year old primarily operates as a central midfielder. But he can play in other positions at the central of the park as well. Thus, his versatility massively improves the dynamics of the teams he plays in.

After a controversial walkover from the ISL semis, Kerala Blasters led by gaffer Ivan Vukomanomic has managed to retain most of their foreigners for the upcoming season.

With the recent departure of Jessel Carneiro, Nishu Kumar, Harmanjot Khabra, and others, it clearly defines that the Blasters are eyeing a significant overhaul in their Indian contingent. They have recently completed the signing of Prabir Das on a free transfer from Bengaluru FC.

Hence, the addition of Sagolsem Bikash surely adds young flare and versatility to the squad. Various reports also suggest that Blasters are in talks with Mohun Bagan to sign in national team defender Pritam Kotal on a swap deal to further strengthen their squad.

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By Debojyoti Sarkar

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