Ashutosh Mehta signs for NorthEast United FC

Defender Ashutosh Mehta has signed for NorthEast United FC ahead of the 2020-21 Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) season, the club announced on Tuesday. Ashutosh joins the Highlanders after a successful season with Mohun Bagan AC, winning the Hero I-League trophy with the club.

"I'm very excited to be a part of NorthEast United FC for the coming season. As always, I'm going to start working with the mentality to win. I hope together, we can make this season a special one. I can't wait to get back on the pitch and celebrate this beautiful game," Ashutosh said after putting pen on paper.

Ashutosh began his football career with Mumbai FC and after five seasons with the club, he made his Hero ISL debut with FC Pune City in 2014. He joined Mumbai City FC in 2015, making 11 appearances for the Islanders, before a successful Hero I-League campaign with Aizawl FC which culminated in the 29-year-old defender's first Hero I-League triumph. 

After a brief stint with ATK FC during the 2017-18 Hero ISL season where he made 12 appearances, Ashutosh joined FC Pune City for the 2018-19 season. He joins NorthEast United FC after a season away from the Hero ISL, and will look to partner young gun Rakesh Pradhan, Wayne Vaz and the recently signed Benjamin Lambot in the Highlanders' backline.

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