January transfer window 2022: An overview of the transfers activity of each Hero ISL team
The January transfer window for the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 season shut on Monday, putting an end to a busy month of transfer activity which every Hero ISL team used to strengthen their squads ahead of the business end of the campaign.
NorthEast United FC, Chennaiyin FC, SC East Bengal and Odisha FC were among the most active teams during the window while defending champions Mumbai City FC and last season’s runners-up ATK Mohun Bagan also made some crucial moves.
As the dust settles on the month full of dealings, here’s a team-wise list of all the transfers that were made during the 2022 January transfer window of the Hero ISL:
ATK Mohun Bagan
Transfer INs: Sandesh Jhingan, Subrata Pal
Transfer OUTs: Ricky Shabong
The Mariners were fairly quiet in the January transfer window with the return of centre-back Jhingan the only high-profile arrival this month apart from veteran Pal who is likely to play a fringe role in the remainder of the season.
Transfer INs: Yaya Banana
Transfer OUTs: Biswa Darjee, Yrondu Musawu-King
A late foreign recruit on deadline day was the only arrival for the Blues this window. The Cameroonian is expected to add more steel to their defence.
Transfer INs: Nerijus Valskis, Mohammad Sajid Dhot
Transfer OUTs: Aman Chhetri, Melroy Assisi, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Remi
The return of Valskis was the big talking point of the January transfer window. The Lithuanian forward joined from Jamshedpur FC and will look to play abig part in the remainder of the season.
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Transfer INs: Anwar Ali
Transfer OUTs: Redeem Tlang
The Gaurs brought in Anwar Ali to bolster their defence and the move has already paid dividends with the defender earning a regular place in the starting XI. Redeem Tlang has joined Odisha FC.
Transfer INs: Seityasen Singh
Transfer OUTs: Nikhil Prabhu, Subrata Paul
High-flying Hyderabad FC have not made too many moves in January with Seityasen Singh being the only arrival into the team.
Transfer INs: Daniel Chima Chukwu
Transfer OUTs: Nerijus Valskis, Karan Amin
The Men of Steel roped in Daniel Chima Chukwu from SC East Bengal to fill the void left by Valskis’ departure. The Nigerian has already got on the scoresheet for Jamshedpur FC since signing.
Kerala Blasters FC
Transfer INs: Karanjit Singh
Transfer OUTs: Seityasen Singh, Abdul Hakku Nediyodath, Sreekuttan VS
With the Blasters performing so well, there wasn’t much tinkering done by the management. Experienced goalkeeper Karanjit Singh was the only acquisition this month.
Mumbai City FC
Transfer INs: Diego Mauricio, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Vinit Rai, Ravi Kumar.
Transfer OUTs: Huidrom Naocha Singh, Ygor Catatau.
The Islanders were quite active in the January transfer window and secured some big signings this month. In Vinit Rai and Lallianzuala Chhangte, Mumbai CIty FC signed two proven Indian players with an eye also on the AFC Champions League campaign. Diego Maurico was brought in to replace Ygor Catatau.
NorthEast United FC
Transfer INs: Marco Sahanek, Zakaria Diallo, Marcelinho.
Transfer OUTs: Ponif Vaz, Mathias Coureur.
Marcelinho was the big arrival in the Highlanders camp along with defender Zakaria Diallo and Marco Sahanek. Mathias Coureur left the club. The Highlanders had to take a plunge into the transfer market after a series of injury concerns.
Transfer INs: Karan Amin, Antonio D’Silva, Redeem Tlang.
Transfer OUTs: Mohammad Sajid Dhot, Rishabh Dobriyal, Vinit Rai, Ravi Kumar, Samuel Lalmuanpuia, Jones Lalthakima.
Odisha FC saw their captain Vinit Rai join Mumbai City FC but have strengthened the team with signings like Redeem Tlang from FC Goa and Karan Amin from Jamshedpur FC.
SC East Bengal
Transfer INs: Rahul Kumar Paswan, Marcelo dos Santos, Huidrom Naocha Singh, Fran Sota
Transfer OUTs: Daniel Chima Chukwu, Akashdeep Singh, Amir Dervisevic
The Red and Gold brigade were one of the busier teams in the January transfer window and signed four players that included two key foreign recruits on Francisco Sota and Marcelo Ribeiro. They replaced Daniel Chima Chukwu and Amir Dervisevic who left the club.