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ISL 2020-21 : Top five foreign midfield recruits

The Indian Super League(ISL) season 7 is set kick off from November 20th with Kerala Blasters taking on ATK Mohun Bagan on opening day.

Every Indian Super League (ISL) team has tried to make the best possible moves in the busy summer transfer window and most the of them may be satisfied with the selections they made while building a core team to Challenge ISL Trophy and the conrinental spots

Midfield is most focal & crucial point for every team to build a attack or break an attacking move of the opponent. Here we look at the top five midfield recruits of this season

Vicente Gómez (Kerala Blasters FC)

Two times ISL finalists Kerala Blasters have always been known for their big defensive and attacking singings in all these years but they always lacked a midfield general to hold the team. When Kibu Vicuna became the first Spanish manager for the team in yellow it was almost certain that this time we will see a more Spanish flavour in the Blasters. Vicente Gómez, a 32 year old Spanish defensive midfielder has vast experience of playing in the Spanish top division LaLiga for the clubs like UD Las Palmas and Dep. La Coruña. Vicente’s performance will largely dicede Kerala’s fate this season.

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Vicente Gomez

 

Brad Inman (ATK Mohun Bagan)

The 28 year old Australian midfielder is a Newcastle United academy product. He has spent most of his caree in English League One before moving back Australia last season. SC East Bengal coach Robbie Fowler brought him to Brisbane Roar where he scored 4 Goals while assisting 6 times. Last Season, Habas’s team struggled in the middle of park when Irish midfielder Carl Mchugh got injured.The signing of Inman will provide much needed strength and versatility to ATKMB’s midfield.

Bard Inman (ATK Mohun Bagan)

 

 

Hernán Santana (Mumbai City FC)

Las Palmas accadmy product Santana has joined the City Football Group owned side on a season long loan deal from LaLiga 2 side Sporting Gijón. The 30 year old Spaniard’s experience of having played in one of the world’s biggest leagues, the LaLiga, will come handy for the Islanders. Santana will parnter Ahmed Jahohu (arguably ISL’s one of the best midfielders) to form a potent midfield in the ISL 2020-21.

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Hernán Santana

 

Matti Steinmann & Jacques Maghoma (SC East Bengal)

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Jacques Maghoma

The debutants East Bengal’s ISL will largely depends on the performances of DR Congo International Jacques Maghoma and former German Junior International Matti Steinmann,(who became the 2nd German player to join a Indian Super League team). 33 year old Maghoma has spend most of his career in English Championship(2nd tier). The Tottenham Hotspur youth product has represented is National side 21 times. On other hand 25 year old Matti is a Hamburger SV youth product, he has also represented them in Bundesliga in 2017-18 season and back in 2014. East Bengal has signed a 3 year long contract with former Germany U20 player.

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Matti Steinmann
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