Striker Jobby Justin has written to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and the Football Players Association of India (FPAI) to seek support in his uncertain transfer from East Bengal Club to ATK.
A few weeks ago Jobby Justin signed a three year contract with Indian Super League franchise ATK with his contract with East Bengal according to him ending on May 31, 2019.
This comes after the Indian Football Association (West Bengal) disciplinary committee stated that as per their finding Jobby Justin is still an East Bengal player in the 2019/20 season.
In the letter send to the AIFF, Jobby Justin stated, “This is in respect of my contract I signed with ATK for next three seasons commencing from the 2019-20 season. My contract with East Bengal ended on May 31 and I have not signed any other agreement relating to my professional career. I have been requesting my previous club East Bengal to issue NOC.”
“However, till date I have not received the same and as you are aware the registration window opens on June 9. I seek your intervention and request you to kindly look into the matter and provide justice to me.”
“I had made this clear to Indian Football Association (IFA) during my meeting with them in April along with my agent. However, to my surprise and shock, I have seen a media article where IFA secretary arbitrary without taking into consideration statement by me is making statement to media that I have signed with East Bengal and should play for East Bengal. I say under oath that I have signed with ATK only and want to play for ATK only,” Jobby Justin ended.
But the matter is far from clear as East Bengal want to retain the player, while Jobby Justin is determined to leave them for ATK.
The AIFF will now look into the matter.