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ATK Mohun Bagan complete signings of winger Ashique Kuruniyan and fullback Asish Rai

ATK Mohun Bagan complete signings of winger Ashique Kuruniyan and fullback Asish Rai
Asish Rai and Ashique Kuruniyan | Source: ISL Media

ATK Mohun Bagan have wrapped up the signings of Bengaluru FC winger Ashique Kuruniyan and Hyderabad FC fullback Asish Rai.

Ashique Kuruniyan

-The 25-year-old Malappuram-based winger made 13 appearances for Bengaluru FC in the 2021-22 ISL season.

-Usually a winger, Ashique mostly played as a left-back for BFC.

-Spent part of his youth career and his initial ISL career with FC Pune City from where he joined Bengaluru FC in 2019-20.

-In October 2016, the winger was sent out on loan to Spanish club Villarreal “C,” but his spell was cut short due to a hamstring injury.

-Represented India at various youth levels and made his senior national team debut in June 2018 against Chinese Taipei. Has been capped 25 times for India.

-Has featured in 65 ISL matches in five seasons and has contributed five goals and five assists.

-Ashique has reportedly signed a five-year contract with ATK Mohun Bagan.

Asish Rai

-The 23-year-old right back from Pakyong, Sikkim, made 16 appearances for Hyderabad FC in their 2021-22 ISL Championship winning campaign.

-Asish was part of the youth setup at Pune FC and FC Pune City during his formative years; played in the 2nd Division League for FC Pune City in 2018.

-During his time at FC Pune City, he was loaned out to Indian Arrows in the I-League for a couple of seasons.

-Was retained by newly-minted Hyderabad FC after FC Pune City franchise was bought over by HFC owners.

-Has spent three seasons in the ISL with HFC; Featured in 48 matches and has six assists to his name.

-Rai has represented India at the U-20 and U-23 level.

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