ATK Mohun Bagan & Pritam Kotal extend contract!

Former Indian Super League champions ATK Mohun Bagan and their captain Pritam Kotal on Mohun Bagan Day today, July 29 announced the signing of a contract extension.

There had been speculation in recent days that the India right-back Pritam Kotal could be leaving the Mariners with especially archrivals East Bengal Club trying to sign him.

Pritam Kotal in a social media post said, “The emotion of wearing the green maroon jersey is different. In the new season we have a chance to prove excellence at the Asian level. You have to jump in to win the zonal semifinals of the AFC Cup.”

“This time our team is stronger. The club has signed three good foreign defenders. With the team that has happened, it seems that we can do well in the AFC Cup. Our goal will be to win the competitions that we didn’t win last season.”

28 year old Uttarpara-born Pritam Kotal who played for United SC and Wari AC at youth level before joining the AIFF Developmental side Indian Arrows in 2011.

In 2013, Pritam Kotal first joined Mohun Bagan and stayed with them for four seasons with loan spells at FC Pune City (twice) and ATK before joining Delhi Dynamos. Then a winter transfer in the 2018/19 season saw Pritam return to ATK and then win the ISL-6 in which head coach Antonio Habas turned Pritam into the right defender of a three man backline, which he did excellently.

Pritam Kotal continued at ATK Mohun Bagan with his strong performances and therefore the club will be happy to retain their captain.

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