East Bengal FC have acquired the services of goalkeeper Prabhsukhan Singh Gill on a three-year contract from Kerala Blasters FC for an undisclosed transfer fee, the club announced on Wednesday

The 22-year-old goalkeeper won the Golden Glove award in Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 and has been one of the most consistent custodians in the league. 

A product of the Chandigarh Football Academy, Gill was chosen to be a part of the Indian team for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017 and joined Bengaluru FC in 2019. After honing his skills with the Blues, Gill joined Kerala Blasters FC to eventually take up the No 1 position in the team. He hasn’t looked back since and will now look to continue to grow in Kolkata with the Red and Gold brigade.

“I take huge honour in representing this century-old club. I am blessed to be given an opportunity to wear this iconic jersey. I’ll give my best for the fans every time I take the field. There’s no better motivation than playing for these fans,” Gill said after joining the club.

Yoell van Nieff joins Islanders

Mumbai City FC have secured the signing of Dutch midfielder Yoell van Nieff, the club announced on Wednesday. 

The 30-year-old has been brought in to fill the void left by the departure of Ahmed Jahouh who joined Odisha FC. He will be the Islanders’ sixth summer acquisition and the second overseas one. 

Van Nieff joins from Hungarian side Puskas AFC after spending the majority of his career playing in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Van Nieff has also been capped by the Netherlands at the youth level, making a total of 8 appearances for the Dutch under-17s and under-18s. 

“With over 100 appearances both in the Dutch Eredivisie and the Hungarian First Division and a knack for scoring goals from the midfield, van Nieff brings his talent and invaluable experience of having played at the highest levels in Europe to Mumbai City,” read the statement released by the club. 

The Dutchman who will ply his trade outside Europe for the first time in his career is looking forward to the new challenge in his career. 

“I’m excited to start a new chapter in my career today. The positive conversations with the management and head coach made it an easy decision for me to choose Mumbai City. We have a strong squad and the head coach's vision for the club and the way he wants to play is aligned with how I view the game of football,” he said. 

“Besides that, Mumbai City is the biggest club in India and the fact that the club plays in the AFC Champions League excites me to compete on that platform to do well in Asia. That is the kind of mentality and environment I want to be surrounded in. I can’t wait to get to Mumbai and get started on this new journey,” he added. 

Hyderabad FC bring in Jonathan Moya 

Hyderabad FC have completed the signing of Costa Rican International Jonathan Moya, the club announced on Wednesday. The 31-year-old striker joins HFC after a two-year stint in Korea becoming the first new overseas signing for the Yellow and Black ahead of the 2023-24 campaign.

Born and brought up in San Jose, Moya started his career at the Deportivo Saprissa academy which has produced some of the finest stars in the country. He has since spent time in the Costa Rican Primera Division, the Segunda Division in Spain and also in the top-flight league in Ukraine.

“I am very excited to join the team, and I want to thank the club for putting their faith in me. To the fans, I promise to give my 100% every time and together we will achieve some great things,” said Moya who spent the last two and a half seasons with FC Anyang in the Korean second division, where he scored 28 goals in the league.

The 6-foot-plus striker was a part of the Costa Rican National Team squad for the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers and has 15 appearances for his country. He was also part of the squad that won the Copa Centroamericana in 2014.

A natural goalscorer, Moya has been a menace in front of goal in every club he has played for and is all set to get his first taste of Indian Football with Hyderabad FC next season.