Kerala Blasters have officially announced the signing of 23 years old midfielder Ritwik Kumar Das from I-League side Real Kashmir FC.
The West Bengal born youngster started off his career at the famous Mohun Bagan academy. Just after a one year stint at CFL side Kalighat Ms, his talent caught the eyes of Real kashmir scouts which secured him a move to the club from the valley. Ritwik Kumar Das spent 3 years at Real Kashmir. He was part of the team which won I League second division and were promoted to I League. The right midfielder from West Bengal has scored 4 for goals for Real Kashmir. He managed to grab 2 assists last season.
“I feel blessed to be signing for one of the biggest football clubs in India and to debut in the ISL. This is an important turning point in my professional career. KBFC has a very passionate fan base and I can’t wait to play in front of them. I’m eagerly looking forward to working with the coach and hope to give my best to the team and bring joy to the fans.” said an excited Ritwik.
“Hearty congratulations to Ritwik Kumar Das on joining the team and being a part of our family. This is a great chance for him to build his footballing career. I hope he puts in his best efforts and showcases maximum passion for the team. Kerala Blasters has always focussed on identifying and developing young talents. Over the last 6 seasons of the ISL, the club has provided the most chances for young and skilful players who are looking to build their careers. So, I hope Ritwik will use this opportunity to bring success to himself and the team.” says Karolis Skinkys, Sporting Director, Kerala Blasters FC, on Ritwik announcement to the squad.
Ritwik Kumar Das joins Kerala Blasters on a free transfer. He is their second player signing of the season after Albino Gomes. It will be interesting to see how much playing time he gets under Kibu Vicuna.
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