Hero Indian Super League (ISL) side Jamshedpur FC announced the departure of four players on Wednesday – Ishan Pandita, Laldinliana Renthlei, Boris Singh, and Farukh Choudhary – following the end of their contracts with the club.

Pandita, Renthlei, and Boris played pivotal roles for Jamshedpur FC during their League Shield-winning campaign of 2021-22 while Choudhary was ruled out of that season due to an unfortunate knee injury.

Pandita had joined the Men of Steel prior to the Hero ISL 2021-22 season and continued to climb up the ranks. The forward received immense praise during his stay at FC Goa, where he also earned the tag of 'super sub'. The India international maintained his goal-scoring prowess during the seasonn's latter stages, and his form earned him a debut for the senior Indian national team. The 25-year-old netted six goals in 36 appearances across all competitions for the Men of Steel.

Boris and Choudhary bid adieu to Jamshedpur FC after their two-and-a-half-year stint with the club came to an end. Boris demonstrated exceptional versatility during his tenure at the club by playing in multiple positions and made 44 appearances for the Men of Steel across all competitions. Besides his defensive duties, the 23-year-old also displayed excellent speed, agility, and crossing ability, and contributed to the team's attacking play. He registered seven goals and four assists for Jamshedpur FC.

Choudhary made a return to the club in January 2021 and made a significant contribution during his stay. However, the midfielder missed out on last season due to a knee injury. He recovered and returned to the field this season, playing significant minutes. During his second spell at the club, he made 26 appearances across all competitions and registered one goal and an assist.

Full-back Renthlei, better known as Dinliana, has been a constant presence at the back for Jamshedpur FC since he arrived at the club in the summer of 2020. His remarkable talent and passion made him a valuable asset to the club. During his three-year spell with the Men of Steel, he made 56 appearances and provided two assists.

Odisha FC rope in defender Laldinliana Renthlei

Odisha FC confirmed the signing of full-back Dinliana on Wednesday. The Juggernauts, who have already made some promising signings, have now bolstered their defence with the addition of the experienced full-back.

The 24-year-old right-back brings immense experience from playing in the Hero ISL and was a regular starter for his previous two clubs, Jamshedpur FC and Chennaiyin FC. Renthlei has amassed 75 appearances in the Hero ISL and has recorded 251 tackles, 106 interceptions, 208 clearances, and 102 blocks during his five seasons in India's top-flight league.

Bengaluru FC announce signing of new goalkeeper Vikram Singh

Bengaluru FC, on Wednesday, announced the signing of goalkeeper Vikram Singh on a one-year contract. Vikram, who most recently turned out for Aizawl FC in the Hero I-League, will be part of the Blues’ roster for the upcoming Hero ISL campaign.

“I’m really excited to start a new journey as I believe it is one that will help me progress as a goalkeeper. I’m looking forward to meeting my new teammates, the coaches and of course the fans who are famous all over the country,” said Vikram, after putting pen to paper on his deal.

Mumbai-born Vikram is a graduate of the Mumbai City FC Academy and has turned out for Fateh Hyderabad FC in the past. He was also part of the Islanders’ League title-winning squad in Hero ISL 2020-21. In 2022-23, Vikram made 12 appearances for Aizawl, as they finished 7th in the League.

“Vikram showed glimpses of promise with Aizawl FC, and we believe that working with our coaches and the other ’keepers in our system will really help him take his game to the next level. He has all the right attributes to evolve into a goalkeeper at the highest level, and we believe his addition can improve our unit as a whole,” said the Blues’ Director of Football, Darren Caldeira.