Tuesday Oct 04, 2022

ATK Mohun Bagan Signs Soccer Duo

Ashique Kuruniyan and Asish Rai from ATK Mohun Bagan

ATK Mohun Bagan have signed up for undisclosed transfer fees for the services of the talented Indian pair.

Ashique Kuruniyan and Asish Rai, two talented Indian players from Mohun Bagan, have signed five-year contracts with ATK for undisclosed transfer fees ahead of the 2022-23 Indian Super League season.

During the 2023 AFC Asian Cup finals, Ritam Kuruniyan, who had signed a four-year contract with Bengaluru FC in 2019, displayed outstanding form for India’s national team.

The Mohun Bagan duo will join forces with ATK’s other new signings, including former Barcelona and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, as the Kolkata club looks to build a strong squad for the upcoming season.

“I have the experience of playing at the junior level in Europe (Villarreal C). The infrastructure of Kolkata is great. Any footballer’s dream is to play in Kolkata,” the 25-year-old commented on his move to Bagan.

ATK Mohun Bagan will be hoping that Ashique Kuruniyan and Asish Rai can help them achieve success in the 2022-23 Indian Super League season.


What does playing for ATK Mohun Bagan feel like?

“A few days ago, when I came down to play for the country at the Salt Lake Stadium, I saw the passion and interest of the people here about football. I’m looking forward to don the green-and-maroon jersey,” he added.

Mohammed Rafique, who was born and raised in Malappuram, is a left-footed Indian professional footballer. He rose through the ranks at Pune FC’s academy and went on to play for Pune City in the ISL, where he performed well in several roles down the left flank.

He was signed by ATK Mohun Bagan in 2019 and played a key role in their title-winning campaign, starting all 18 games and scoring one goal. He has also represented India at the U17, U19 and U23 levels.

“I am happy to continue my journey with ATK Mohun Bagan. I would like to thank the club for their trust in me and I am looking forward to an exciting season,” he said.

Ashique Kuruniyan, who can play as a winger or as a wing-back, is an India international with considerable experience at the top level. He came through the ranks at Pune FC before moving to Bengaluru FC, where he spent three seasons and won the I-League title in 2018-19. He was signed by ATK Mohun Bagan in 2020 and played a key role in their title-winning campaign, starting all 18 games and scoring one goal.

“I am extremely happy to be signing a long-term deal with ATK Mohun Bagan. I have enjoyed my time at the club so far and I am looking forward to helping the team achieve more success in the future,” he said.

Asish Rai, who can play as a right-back or as a wing-back, is an India international with considerable experience at the top level. He came through the ranks at Tata Football Academy before moving to Bengaluru FC, where he spent three seasons and won the I-League title in 2018-19. He was signed by ATK Mohun Bagan in 2020 and played a key role in their title-winning campaign, starting all 18 games and scoring one goal.

“I am delighted to be signing a long-term deal with ATK Mohun Bagan. I have enjoyed my time at the club so far and I am looking forward to helping the team achieve more success in the future,” he said.

The Mariners have also signed India internationals Manvir Singh, Pritam Kotal and Jitendra Singh on long-term deals.

“We are delighted to have secured the services of Ashique, Ashish and Manvir on long-term deals. They are all excellent players with a lot of experience at the top level and we are confident that they will play a key role in our future success,” said ATK Mohun Bagan head coach Antonio Lopez Habas.

“I am also very happy to have secured the services of Pritam and Jitendra on long-term deals. They are both excellent young players with a lot of potential and I am sure they will play a key role in our future success,” he added.


What is the record of Ahique Kuruniyan and Asish Rai in football?

Ahique Kuruniyan and Asish Rai are two Indian footballers who have made a name for themselves in the sport. Kuruniyan is a winger who plays for FC Pune City in the Indian Super League, while Rai is a midfielder who plays for Bengaluru FC in the same league. 

Both players have been impressive for their respective clubs and have attracted interest from other clubs as well. Kuruniyan has been linked with a move to ATK Mohun Bagan, while Rai has been linked with a move to Chennaiyin FC. Both players are currently with the Indian national team and will be looking to make an impact in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. 

Ashique Kuruniyan and Asish Rai, two talented Indian players from ATK Mohun Bagan of the 2022-23 Indian Super League season.
Ashique Kuruniyan and Asish Rai, two talented Indian players from ATK Mohun Bagan of the 2022-23 Indian Super League season.

Ahique Kuruniyan: Ahique Kuruniyan is an Indian footballer who plays as a winger for FC Pune City in the Indian Super League. Kuruniyan started his career with Pune F.C. in the I-League 2nd Division before moving to FC Goa in 2016. He made his debut for FC Goa in the 2016 Indian Super League season and was a regular starter for the club. 

Kuruniyan then moved to FC Pune City in 2018 and has been a key player for the club since. He has made over 50 appearances for FC Pune City and has scored 9 goals. 

Asish Rai: Asish Rai is an Indian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League. Rai started his career with Mohun Bagan AC in the I-League 2nd Division before moving to Bengaluru FC in 2017. He made his debut for Bengaluru FC in the 2017 Indian Super League season and has been a regular starter for the club since. Rai has made over 50 appearances for Bengaluru FC and has scored 3 goals. 

Rai has also been a regular starter for the Indian national team and has made over 20 appearances for the country. He was a part of the Indian squad that won the 2019 Intercontinental Cup and also featured in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. 

Both Ahique Kuruniyan and Asish Rai are two of the most talented young footballers in India and have a bright future ahead of them. They are both currently with the Indian national team and will be looking to make an impact in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.


Conclusion

Following the conclusion of the 2020-21 season, ATK Mohun Bagan have announced the signing of two Indian internationals, Ashique Kuruniyan and Asish Rai, on long-term deals.

Both players were key members of the side that lifted the ISL trophy in their debut season with the club and will look to continue their good form next season.

“We are delighted to have Ashique and Asish join us on long-term deals,” said ATK Mohun Bagan head coach Antonio Lopez Habas.

“They are two young and talented Indian players who have done very well for us this season. I am sure they will continue to improve and play a key role for us in the years to come.”

Ashique, who is 23 years old, joined ATK Mohun Bagan from Spanish side Villarreal CF in 2020. He made 14 appearances for the club in the ISL this season, scoring one goal.

Asish, 26, joined ATK Mohun Bagan from Bengaluru FC in 2020. He made 12 appearances for the club in the ISL this season.

Both players have been regular starters for the Indian national team in recent years and will look to continue their good form next season with ATK Mohun Bagan.

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