ATK Mohun Bagan sign Liston Colaco on a record transfer fee from Hyderabad FC
Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2020-21 finalists ATK Mohun Bagan have completed the signing of Liston Colaco from Hyderabad FC on a record transfer fee that is the highest-ever for an Indian player. The 22-year-old signed a two-year contract till 2023 on Saturday and will join the Mariners with effect from June 1.
We are delighted to announce the signing of Indian National Team forward, @colaco_liston who joins us from Hyderabad FC! 💚❤️— ATK Mohun Bagan FC (@atkmohunbaganfc) April 10, 2021
Liston signs a two-year deal with the Green & Maroon which keeps him at the club till 2023! 🙌💯#ATKMohunBagan #JoyMohunBagan #Mariners pic.twitter.com/RhXehTEnle
"I’m very happy to start new phase with new challenges at ATK Mohun Bagan. Thank you everyone for your messages can’t wait to start the season with the team," Colaco said after his transfer to the Mariners.
After starting his Hero ISL career with FC Goa, Colaco joined Hyderabad FC during the 2020 winter transfer window. He went on to make 23 appearances for Hyderabad FC in the Hero ISL, scoring four goals and providing three assists.
During the 2020-21 season, the young forward was an important part of the Hyderabad FC side that came close to a top-four finish. He made 19 appearances for Hyderabad FC last season, scoring twice and assisting thrice.
Colaco's performance in Hero ISL 2020-21 also earned him a call-up to the Indian national team for the international friendlies against Oman and the United Arab Emirates in March. He made his debut for the Blue Tigers in the loss against UAE.