ATK Mohun Bagan have signed 24-year-old forward Manvir Singh on a three-year-deal from FC Goa.
Born in Punjab, Manvir spent his formative years at the Minerva Academy and transitioned to the senior team Minerva Punjab who were competing in the 2nd Division League. In July of 2016, he moved to another 2nd Division League side Mohammedan SC – a period in which he was loaned out to Siliguri-based Southern Samity. During his stint with Mohammedan and Samity, Manvir was also part of the squad that played in the Calcutta Football League.
In 2017, FC Goa came looking for the striker and in over three seasons of ISL football with the Gaurs, he has featured in 47 matches scoring thrice and assisting once. The tall centre forward was often deployed as a target man or decoy to support Ferrán Corominas and his scarcity of goals is partly due to Coro’s profligacy. With FC Goa, Manvir has won the league in the season gone by and also the Super Cup in 2019.
Singh made his debut for India in 2017 and has been capped 14 times. He has scored three goals for the national team and all of them came in the 2018 SAFF Championship.
The move to ATK Mohun Bagan could see Manvir struggle to get game time with ATK Mohun Bagan already packing strikers like Roy Krishna, David Williams and Joby Justin in their side.