Northeast United FC has completed the signing of goalkeeper Mirshad Michu from SC East Bengal, IFTWC can confirm.
Mirshad has been a part of the East Bengal setup since 2017, largely as the second choice goalkeeper. Despite his promising early career, the 27-year-old struggled to break into the first eleven and made just 11 appearances during his four years. East Bengal had signed Mirshad from Gokulam Kerala FC after his impressive performances in the Kerala Premier League.
However, the goalkeeper has made little progress in his career since then, as a result of which this move to Northeast United FC is a welcome change for him. With Subhashish Roy Choudhury aging, Mirshad has the chance to replace him as the No.1 goalkeeper in a few years. Mirshad has conceded 12 goals in 11 games, keeping two clean sheets so far. He played in the Indian Super League for the first time last season.
Mirshad is Northeast’s second goalkeeper recruit this season. The Highlanders had earlier announced the signing of youngster Nikhil Deka. With both Subhashish and Sanjiban Ghosh, their two top goalkeepers, aging, Khalid Jamil now has a large array of options for playing between the sticks now that Mirshad is on board.
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