ATK sign Johnson, Lanzarote

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Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK on Wednesday signed English defender John Johnson and Spanish attacking midfielder Bruno Manuel Lanzarote in an effort to strengthen their squad.

Nigerian forward Kalu Uche has also joined the squad. Apart from retaining some of the local talents from last season like Debjit Majumder, Prabir Das, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Hitesh Sharma, Jayesh Rane and Komal Thatal, ATK has also signed several new Indian footballers.

Defender Arnab Mondal, national team midfielder Pronay Halder and forward Balwant Singh, Cavin Lobo, Shaikh Faiaz, among others will be seen in the red and white jersey in the fifth season of the Indian Super League.

“We are very excited with the team that we have formed. It is a good combination of Indian and foreign players, youth and experience. We have tried to form an all-round and compact squad. I am happy to welcome several new members to the ATK family and hope that together we can put up some great football this season,” ATK principal owner Sanjiv Goenka said in a statement.

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