Balwant Singh Snubs Kolkata Giants; Opts For ISL

Monday, 17 July 2017|Abhishek Mukherjee

Mohun Bagan’s ace striker Balwant Singh is the latest addition to the ISL player Draft which is going to take place this Sunday.

The striker snubbed big money offers from both the Kolkata giants and opted to play in the ISL, on Sunday.

Speaking to a Kolkata daily Balwant revealed why he chose ISL over the I-League even though he had a better offer from Mohun Bagan.

“I wanted to play alongside the best players in the country. I did not sign for the money. Imagine a world class striker like Forlan playing alongside you,” he said.

The Punjab-born striker has previously featured for Chennaiyin FC in the ISL on loan from Mohun Bagan.

With Balwant leaving, Bagan will have a tough job to build a squad for the I-League as almost all of their quality domestic players have opted for the ISL.