ATK Mohun Bagan have signed Mumbai City FC custodian Amrinder Singh on a five-year-deal. Last season, the Indian international helped Mumbai City FC win the league as well as the ISL Championship. Singh leaves the Islanders after five years at the club.
The 28-year-old goalkeeper from Punjab spent his formative years at the Sports Wing Academy in Hoshiarpur following which he joined the academy of the now defunct club Pune FC. He made his senior level debut for the club during the 2011 Federation Cup against East Bengal FC and made his I-League debut soon after against the same opposition.
After a couple of seasons in the I-League for Pune FC during which he also featured in the AFC Cup, Amrinder went out on loan initially to Bengaluru FC before he was signed by the club on a permanent basis for the 2016-17 season. During his loan stint with BFC, Amrinder helped them win the I-League and was also part of the team which finished as Runners Up in the AFC Cup. The following season (2016-17), he picked up the Federation Cup title with the Blues. Singh also featured for ATK in the 2015 ISL season after he was sent out on loan from Pune FC as part of the ISL draft.
In 2016, Singh was loaned out by BFC for a short period to Mumbai City FC as part of the ISL draft and the following season he was signed by Islanders on a permanent deal. His five years saw him make 84 appearances and culminated with him completing a historic double of the league winners shield and the ISL trophy this past season. His 84 appearances for Mumbai make him the highest capped player at the club.
Overall, he has made 95 appearances in the ISL in which he kept 29 clean sheets, registered a save percentage of 69.69% and goals conceded per game ratio was 1.26. In the I-League during the early part of the career, he kept 25 clean sheets (68 appearances).
Coming to his international career, he represented India at the U-23 level and made his senior team debut against Mauritius in August 2017.
Amrinder Singh (Analysis by Shlok)
Saddest set of vizzes I've had to make.
xSave is the probability of a goalkeeper making a save (derived from xG). The save/xSave ratio is about whether a keeper is saving up to expectations, or not. Ideally, the ratio should be above 1 but in India its a tough ask.
Amrinder is clearly head and shoulders ahead of Arindam here – saving more often, and has a greater ratio. Both custodians are above average but by signing Amrinder, @atkmohunbaganfc have gone from strength to strength
Another parameter I've used here is Claim/Punch ratio. Its about how keepers tend to deal with long balls and crosses. Keepers are encouraged to claim the ball instead of punching.
Amrinder doesn't have great stats here, but its evident that he's an upgrade.
Finally, a look at their passing stats. Both keepers attempt almost the same amount of long balls p90. I wouldn't worry too much about them attempting long balls below avg because neither Lobera nor Habas prefer their keeper going long.
Amrinder way more efficient here as well
Off the pitch as well, Amrinder is a fabulous human, and is a huge presence in the locker room.
Getting India's best keeper on a 5 year deal in his prime. I don't think there'll be any Indian transfer bigger than this