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Welcome to Hero ISL Media Watch – your one-stop destination for all Hero ISL-related transfer news and rumours. Articles marked in red denote confirmed moves. Blue represents all rumours that are aggregated from external publications and/or platforms. Hero ISL assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the contents of any of these articles. Hero ISL shall not be responsible in any manner whatsoever, for any action taken by viewers/readers based on the content of the articles marked in blue that are published and/or summarised on this page.
July 2019
Is an Australian midfielder on his way to ATK?

ATK are very close to signing the Croatian-born Australian midfielder, Dario Vidosic. If the reports are true, he will become the third player from the A-League to sign for the two-time champions this summer, after Roy Krishna and David Williams, and is sure to provide enough depth to Antonio Habas' squad.

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Lions sign Arshdeep Singh

Delhi Dynamos FC added another name to their long list of summer signings, bringing in 22-year-old goalkeeper, Arshdeep Singh from Minerva Punjab. He joins up with the likes of Xisco Hernandez, Diawandou Diagne and Martin Guedes, among others, in Josep Gombau’s squad. He also played a part in Derrick Perreira's U-23 Indian team for the AFC Championship Qualifiers earlier this year.
Aitor Monroy Rueda puts pen to paper for Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur FC have confirmed the capture of 31-year-old Spanish midfielder, Aitor Monroy Rueda on a one-year deal. The presence of multiple Spaniards in the Jamshedpur squad will help Rueda settle and adapt to the league better. The club’s recent style of play is also quite similar to the way the midfielder has operated through most of his career.
Another Spaniard all set to make his way to Jamshedpur FC?

Jamshedpur FC are likely to secure the signature of midfielder, Aitor Monroy. The Spaniard will be looking to fill in for Sergio Cidoncha in Coach Ferrando's squad. Monroy will be the fifth Spaniard in Jamshedpur FC's ranks, joining Tiri, Carlos Calvo, Francisco Medina Luna and Noe Acosta.
Delhi call up goalkeeper Ankit Bhuyan to the senior squad

Delhi Dynamos FC's U-18 goalkeeper, Ankit Bhuyan has signed up for the senior team and will now be a part of the squad for the upcoming Hero Indian Super League 2019-20 season. After Shubham Sarangi and Seiminmang Manchong, he becomes the latest teenager to take the first massive leap of their careers.
Gning becomes the latest entrant in the Kerala camp

Kerala Blasters FC have completed the signing of Senegalese midfielder, Mouhamadou Moustapha Gning. The 30-year-old joins the likes of Bartholomew Ogbeche, Sergio Cidoncha and Gianni Zuiverloon. His addition to the midfield will further strengthen an already formidable Blasters unit.
Sougou signs Islanders extension

Mumbai City FC have agreed a one-year contract extension with Senegalese striker, Modou Sougou. The 34-year-old was sensational for the club last term, topping their scoring charts with 12 strikes from 18 matches. His ability to sniff about the smallest of space in behind the opposition back line was one of the major reasons for Mumbai's success last season.
Promising goalkeeper Bilal Khan heads to Kerala

Kerala Blasters have roped in promising young goalkeeper Bilal Khan. The 24-year-old was sensational for Real Kashmir FC last season, keeping nine clean sheets in 19 appearances and was named the Best Goalkeeper of the I-League 2018-19. He was in FC Pune City's books since 2016 but is yet to make his Hero ISL debut - a feat he would want to achieve this season.
Former Valencia defender joins Delhi

Delhi Dynamos have confirmed the signing of Spanish defender Carlos Delgado for the upcoming season. The 29-year-old centre back has played in Spain and the Netherlands in the past, and it will be his first stint outside Europe. Delgado has played in the UEFA Champions League with Valencia and joins Delhi after a stint with CD Castellon in the Spanish third division.
Chennaiyin bring in Lithuanian forward

Chennaiyin FC have roped in Lithuania international Nerijus Valskis for the upcoming season. The 31-year-old forward has played top-flight football in a host of countries like Lithuania, Romania, Belarus, Poland, Israel and Thailand. He has also represented his country on the international stage.
Miku departs from Bengaluru after two glorious years

Bengaluru FC have confirmed that star striker Miku has left the club. The 33-year-old Venezuelan striker spent two years with the Blues, playing 32 matches and scoring 20 goals with a conversion rate of 26 per cent. He was part of Bengaluru's Hero ISL 2018-19 title-winning side and also helped them clinch the inaugural Hero Super Cup.
ATK rope in Anas

Anas Edathodika has joined ATK after leaving Kerala Blasters FC. The defender is the latest name in the Kolkata-based side's ever-growing list of high-profile signings. The 32-year-old has represented Delhi Dynamos, Jamshedpur and Kerala in the past and will be looking to impress in the red and white shirt. He has been handed a one-year contract.
Isaac moves to Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur FC have successfully roped in young attacking midfielder Isaac Vanmalsawma from Chennaiyin FC on a two-year contract. The 22-year-old is highly rated and will add a lot to Jamshedpur's offence for the upcoming season.
Jitendra Singh is the latest recruit in the Jamshedpur camp

Jamshedpur FC added young legs to their backline by closing on a deal for the 18-year-old centre-back, Jitendra Singh. He first burst onto the scene when he was selected as the vice-captain of the India U-17 team in the 2017 FIFA World Cup. He made a total of 32 appearances for Indian Arrows, while also representing the India U-20 team twice.
Local boy Shibin Raj Kunniyil heads to Kerala Blasters

The latest recruit in a brimming Kerala Blasters camp is the 26-year-old Gokulam Kerala FC goalkeeper, Shibin Raj Kunniyil, who joins on a one-year deal. He is the club's fourth goalkeeper as of now, which means Eelco Schattorie is looking to ensure the squad has enough depth to sustain itself in the long season ahead.
Jamshedpur sign exciting youngster Narender Gahlot

Jamshedpur FC completed the capture of 18-year-old centre-back, Narender Gahlot from Indian Arrows to add to their ever-growing list of new recruits. He is a modern-day defender who likes having the ball at his feet. Just as comfortable at playing left-back, Ferrando’s style of play and philosophy is sure to suit him.
Delhi Dynamos add some Argentine flair to their ranks

Delhi Dynamos FC have completed the signing of Argentine midfielder Martin Perez Guedes for the upcoming Hero ISL season. The 27-year-old has played his entire career in his home country, representing clubs like Atletico Huracan, Olimpio, Racing Club and others. This will be his first stint abroad.
June 2019
David Williams becomes the second player to switch A-League for ATK

The two-time Hero Indian Super League champions ATK further strengthened an already powerful attack by concluding a two-year deal for departing Wellington Phoenix forward, David Williams. The move sees the Australian reunite with his Nix strike-partner Roy Krishna. The 31-year-old was magnificent for the A-league club last year, scoring 11 goals in 27 matches.
Delhi Dynamos snap up Gaurav Bora

Delhi Dynamos have managed to snap up Gaurav Bora from FC Pune City FC. The 20-year-old defender spent the last season on loan to the Hero I-League club Chennai City, where he had become a regular as the team went on to become the champions. For a side who leaked goals throughout last season, Bora comes us a much-needed reinforcement. He signed a three-year contract with the Lions.
Former Islander Arnold Issoko signs for French team Caen

One of the best performers for Mumbai City FC last season, Issoko has been snapped up by French second division side SM Caen. His and Modou Sougou’s partnership was integral in propelling Mumbai into the playoffs. His pacey runs down the wings saw him become a fan favourite at the club and he will be one player who would be missed at the Hero ISL. - @MumbaiCityFC
Kerala add defender Gianni Zuiverloon to their ranks

Kerala Blasters FC continued their inspired form in the summer transfer window by snapping up Delhi Dynamos defender Gianni Zuiverloon. The centre-back was an ever-present figure in an up-and-down 2018-19 campaign for the Lions and guided them towards a respectable finish at the end of the season.
Xisco Hernandez swaps Bengaluru for Delhi Dynamos

Xisco Hernandez, who grabbed eyeballs for champions Bengaluru FC last season, has decided to represent Delhi Dynamos FC in 2019-20 in what is considered to be a major coup by Josep Gombau and Co. The 29-year-old Spanish winger was an important part of Bengaluru’s title charge, where he chipped in with six goal involvements and will look to continue his good form and help Delhi win their first Hero ISL title.
Nongdamba Naorem leaves Kerala Blasters on loan

Kerala Blasters have confirmed the departure of 19-year old winger Nongdamba Naorem on a season-long loan to Mohun Bagan AC. The former Indian Arrows star joined Kerala in December 2018 but is yet to make a senior appearance for the team. Looking at the host of signings made by the Blasters for the upcoming season, a loan spell may be a smart move for the youngster to get some minutes under his belt. - @KeralaBlasters
Williams tipped to join former Nix strike partner at ATK

ATK are believed to be in talks with former Wellington Phoenix striker David Williams. The 31-year-old Australian partnered Roy Krishna up front last season at Wellington and scored 11 goals in the A-League. With Krishna already having penned a deal with ATK, Williams is reportedly set for a reunion with his former Nix colleague.
Promising youngster Rahul KP joins the Blasters

Kerala Blasters have signed 19-year-old Rahul KP from Indian Arrows on a 3-year contract. A regular starter for the Arrows last season, the attacker has represented India at the U-17, U-19 and U-23 levels.
Delhi sign former Barcelona B midfielder

Delhi Dynamos have pulled off a major coup by enlisting the services of former Barcelona B player Diawandou Diagne on a 2-year contract. Diagne plies his trade as a defensive midfielder. Having turned out for Belgian side Eupen and a full Senegalese international, the 24-year-old will be looking to bring his expertise to India.
Mumbai City land Sarthak Golui and Diego Carlos from rivals FC Pune City

Mumbai City FC snapped up defender Sarthak Golui and winger Diego Carlos from Maharashtra-based rivals FC Pune City. Sarthak, 21, is regarded as one of the most promising up and coming right backs in the country. He joined Pune back in 2017 and was an integral member for the Stallions over the last two Hero ISL seasons. Carlos is a winger who can play on both wings and also as an attacking midfielder. Like Sarthak, the Brazilian joined Pune back in 2017 after stints at his home country and a long six-year spell in Russia.
ATK make statement of intent with Krishna signing

ATK pulled off a major coup by signing Fiji national team captain and 2018-19 A-League Golden Boot winner Roy Krishna. The 31-year-old has played for New Zealand Football Championship side Waitakere United and A-League side Wellington Phoenix in the past and boasts an impeccable scoring record for both club and country.
Subhasish Roy Chowdhury set for his sixth club in six seasons

If reports are to be believed, veteran goalkeeper Subhasish Roy Chowdhury may be on the move again with NorthEast United FC the favourites to secure his signature. Subhasish has represented five different clubs in five Hero ISL seasons. He began the journey with ATK and had stints with Delhi Dynamos FC, FC Goa and Kerala Blasters FC respectively. The 32-year-old was part of the Jamshedpur FC squad in the 2018-19 campaign.
Blasters chasing high-profile Dutch defender

Kerala Blasters FC are reportedly in talks with Dutch defender Kai Heerings to bring him at the club for the upcoming season. The towering 29-year-old centre back came up through the famed Ajax academy before going on to play for Dutch clubs like FC Utrecht, SC Cambuur and Helmond Sport. He has also had stints in Austria and Germany. He last played for Eredivisie club Fortuna Sittard.

Mumbai reinforce defence by adding Croatian star

Mumbai City FC have shored up their defence for the upcoming season of the Hero ISL by adding Mato Grgic to the squad. The 31-year-old Croatian centre back played his debut Hero ISL season last term with NorthEast United FC and helped guide the team to the semi-finals of the competition for the first time in the club’s history.
Mumbai City FC enforcer Sehnaj Singh in talks with ATK

Defensive midfielder Sehnaj Singh is reportedly ready to jump ship and join ATK for the 2019-20 campaign. Sehnaj has been part of the Mumbai City FC setup since joining them in 2016 from Delhi Dynamos FC. However, with Milan Singh and Raynier Fernandes’ meteoric rise last season, the 25-year-old’s game time was restricted to 12 matches in the 2018-19 season.
Machado signs contract extension with Mumbai City

The Islanders shored up their midfield options by handing Portuguese midfield ace Paulo Machado a new contract that runs until 2021. The 33-year-old was one of the key members of Jorge Costa’s trusted group from last season, playing in almost all their matches and commanding the tempo of their game. Having led the Islanders in 2018-19, his experience will be crucial to the Mumbai squad.
Anas heading to ATK?

According to reports, defender Anas Edathodika’s time at Kerala may be coming to an end, with ATK primed as his next destination. The 32-year-old made his Hero ISL debut with Jamshedpur FC in the 2017-18 campaign before moving to his home-state club Kerala Blasters FC for the 2018-19 season. A host of injuries, however, cut his season short.

Surchandra set for Mumbai City stint

Mumbai City FC have secured the services of midfielder Surchandra Singh from Hero I-League side Real Kashmir FC. The 25-year-old was a big part of the Snow Leopards’ setup which finished third in the I-League last season. He made 16 appearances for them, scoring thrice.
Cidoncha swaps Jamshedpur for Kerala

Kerala Blasters FC have roped in former Jamshedpur FC attacking midfielder Sergio Cidoncha on a two-year contract. The 28-year-old Spaniard joined the Miners before the Hero ISL 2018-19 season, making 12 appearances while scoring three and assisting a further three goals. He started the campaign well but an untimely knee injury sidelined him for a few matches, disrupting his form.
Mumbai City land promising defender Valpuia from Aizawl

Mumbai City FC have completed the signing of 19-year-old defender Hmingthanmawia, popularly known as Valpuia, from Hero I-League side Aizawl FC. He was handed a two-year contract with the Islanders.
Miku ready for Bengaluru exit

Reports suggest that the Bengaluru’s Venezuelan striker Miku may be looking for new challenges, with the Liga MX in Mexico being his preferred destination. The 33-year-old hitman joined Bengaluru back in 2017 and has been central to the team’s success over the last two seasons, forming a lethal partnership with teammate Sunil Chhetri. Miku was also part of the Hero ISL 2018-19 title-winning Bengaluru team.

Blasters eye Gokulam Kerala duo

Kerala Blasters FC are reportedly all set to sign midfielder Arjun Jayaraj and goalkeeper Shibinraj Kunniyil from Hero I-League side Gokulam Kerala. Arjun, 23, is a technically gifted midfielder who enjoyed two very productive seasons with Gokulam. 26-year-old Shibinraj is a former Mohun Bagan player who moved to Gokulam last season and made 10 Hero I-League appearances for the team.
Islanders snap up Sourav Das from the Mariners

Former Mohun Bagan AC midfielder Sourav Das has agreed terms with Mumbai City FC to join them on a three-year deal. The 22-year-old is a hard-working midfielder who graduated from the TFA Academy and joined Bagan 2016.
Ogbeche reunites with Schattorie at Kerala

Bartholomew Ogbeche has swapped allegiances to Kerala Blasters FC after parting ways with NorthEast United FC. The 34-year-old Nigerian-French striker lit up the Hero ISL last season, scoring a whopping 12 goals for the Highlanders. At Kerala, Ogbeche will reunite with his NorthEast head coach Eelco Schattorie, who took over the Kochi-based club recently.
Goalkeeping prodigy Niraj Kumar signs for Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur FC have signed up young goalkeeping sensation Niraj Kumar on a three-year deal. The 16-year-old is a part of India’s youth setup and has played in the Hero I-League 2nd division with Ozone FC.
Seityasen Singh to reunite with Schattorie

Manipur-born winger Seityasen Singh was expected to rally behind Eelco Schattorie at NorthEast United FC last season but an ACL injury meant he would miss out on the entire season. Schattorie, having moved to Kerala Blasters FC this season, is reportedly eager to bring the fit again 27-year-old to Kerala with him. Seityasen has played for NorthEast United FC and Delhi Dynamos FC in the past.
Rowllin Borges joins Mumbai City

Rowllin Borges signed a three-year contract with Mumbai City FC after leaving NorthEast United FC. The Goa-born midfielder joined the Highlanders from Sporting Clube de Goa back in 2016 and has been a mainstay for the Highlanders since. The 27-year-old was particularly impressive in the 2018-19 Hero ISL season.
Kerala plan Delhi raid to rope in Zuiverloon

Kerala Blasters FC are reportedly trying to secure the services of Dutch defender Gianni Zuiverloon from Delhi Dynamos FC. The 32-year-old Dutchman was one of the standout players for Delhi last season in the Hero ISL and may prove to be a smart addition to the Kerala squad. Zuiverloon is an experienced campaigner, having played for some top tier clubs in Europe like Feyenoord, West Bromwich Albion and Ipswich Town.

Dheeraj Singh set to swap Kerala Blasters for ATK

Dheeraj is reportedly set to leave Kerala for ATK, who have apparently offered him a five-year contract. The youngster impressed with a string of stunning displays during the FIFA U-17 World Cup and subsequently earned a contract with Hero ISL giants Kerala Blasters before the 2018-19 season. The 18-year-old goalkeeper thrived in his new challenge, keeping 4 clean sheets in 13 appearances

Jamshedpur sign Spanish maestro Noe Acosta

Jamshedpur FC roped in 35-year-old Spanish midfielder Noe Acosta on a one-year deal. A graduate of the Real Madrid youth setup, Acosta comes with the experience of having played over 200 professional matches for various clubs in Spain, Greece and Romania.
May 2019
Isaac set to leave Chennaiyin for Jamshedpur

Midfielder Isaac Vanmalsawma may be on his way out of Chennaiyin FC, with Jamshedpur FC being touted as the most likely destination for the 22-year-old. Isaac made 13 appearances for Chennaiyin last season, mostly off the bench, but managed to notch up a goal and an assist.