Cornel Glen, the striker from Trinidad & Tobago who participated in the 2006 World Cup, is all set to join Mohun Bagan in the coming season. The club officials who have decided to give Dudu Omagbemi a release from the team for the next season has also sent the contract paper to Glen for the next season. The striker who had represented Lajong FC in the last I-League had scored 16 goals, placed himself in the second position after Ranti Martins in the list of leading goal scorers in I-League last season. Ranti struck 17 goals to become the top scorer in the I-League last season.
Glen, after having left Lajong FC last season, had a negotiation with Kalyani Bharat FC, the newly formed franchise club in the I-League. But after the Pune-based club decided to withdraw its senior team from I league, Glen was in a little bit of trouble as he did not have an offer from any other team for the coming season. Naturally, amidst the crisis, it became easy for Glen to accept Mohun Bagan’s offer. It has been learnt that Glen will join Mohun Bagan training from October 16, on the day the team will resume training for the I-League.
In the meantime, Judelin Avaska has been pushing himself hard to regain his fitness by training alone at the club ground in the two sessions, in morning and evening. Avaska speaking on the issue said, “I was a complete failure in the Kolkata League derby against Mohun Bagan. But I am not that mediocre as a footballer. I must have to prove that in the forthcoming I league. And I know I will be able to reach the height once I regain my full fitness. So, now I have only been concentrating on my everyday fitness training.”
However, Mohun Bagan officials are likely to go to Mumbai to sign a contract with Sony Norde for the coming I-League. Norde, the Haitian striker has been training in Mumbai with FC Mumbai City for the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL).