Indian center-back Sandesh Jhingan has signed for Croatian First Divison club HNK Sibenik on Wednesday.
Sandesh Jhingan who was signed up for ATK Mohan Bagan in 2020 and was also leading the side and since his departure has arrived for Croatian club so the Indian club will be finding out the other player who can possibly lead the side.
The 28-year-old, who is the reigning All India Football Federation (AIFF) men’s footballer of the year, underwent a medical test with the Croatian club on Tuesday.
However, Sibenik is currently placed at eighth position out of 10 teams in the five matches that they have played so far.
Jhingan posted a long message thanking his ATKMB management talked about his journey in detail with the franchise.
“I have nothing but a big thank you to say to everyone involved at ATK Mohun Bagan. The last year was my comeback from injury and it turned out to be one of my best years and it was all because of my brother like teammates and coach Antonio Habas, his staff and coach Sanjay sen who all motivated me and pushed me to improve everyday and I will be thankful for what they all have done for me in this past year.
“Mr. Goenka and all the Management Members have been very supportive and they know although this decision means one player less for them it means one fan more for them as I will always be a fan for the way the club is run. A big thank you to the fans who supported me who make this beautiful club what it is and all the best to the team AFC Cup starting today and Indian Super League,” he said
I have nothing but a big thank you to say to everyone involved at @atkmohunbaganfc . The last year was my comeback from injury and it turned out to be one of my best years and it was all because of my brother like teammates and Coach @antoniolopezhabas pic.twitter.com/u4dNJJ0Yfp
— Sandesh Jhingan (@SandeshJhingan) August 18, 2021
Jhingan bounced back from an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury he suffered in late 2019 to help ATK Mohun Bagan reach the final of last season’s ISL.
He has played 40 international matches for India so far and is one of the best defensive/midfield player we have playing for the nation.