Indian Football Transfer News 2012-13: Mohun Bagan to retain Sunil Chhetri?

Sunil Chetri in Mohun Bagan?

Sunil Chhetri scored 4 goals for Mohun Bagan in I-League in exchange of Rs 90 lakhs. Then he created a ruckus by leaving for Dubai without informing the officials just before a crucial match in I-league.

You would expect that Sunil Chhetri would not be offered a new contract by Mohun Bagan. But no! If the local dailies are to be believed, Mohun Bagan officials are in talks with the Indian striker’s agent to renew his contract. The agent is however asking for a 30% increase in the contract amount which means Sunil will get Rs 1.2 Crores if everything is finalized.

So why are Bagan officials after Sunil once again? There are two theories. 1st one goes like this:

Sunil was not in good striking form is true. But when Subrato Bhattacharya utilized him as withdrawn striker and proved lethal with his through balls. He created a lot of opportunities for Odafa from that positions. Bagan are yet to find a good partner for Steven Dias in the midfield. So having Sunil as attacking midfielder might be a great option is what they think.

2nd theory behind the move is this:

East Bengal is already looking strong and are going good to retain their core. Mohun Bagan officials fear that they might also go for Sunil if they release him and thus making them a strong force. Sunil did not score much is true, but his class can not be questioned. This might be another reason for the move.

But Chhetri has other offers too. He is being strongly linked with United Sikkim FC in a big money move. Other than that he has also offer from Indonesian team Persib Bandung. But its very unlikely that he will go there as the emoluments are quite low.

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