Chullova set to leave East Bengal for Chennaiyin

KOLKATA: Former two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions Chennaiyin FC have reportedly signed defender Lalramchullova from East Bengal on a free transfer.

According to the informant, both Chennaiyin and Chullova have reached a deal in principle, with the announcement set to be made once the 24-year-old puts pen to paper, as East Bengal have failed to convince him to extend his stay at the club.

East Bengal now find themselves in an unenviable position where they will have to rebuild, having already lost another key player in Jobby Justin, who left for another ISL side ATK on a free transfer couple of days back. 

Chullova has been in East Bengal since May 2017, moving there from Aizawl FC, whom he helped bag the famous I-League title in 2016/17 season.

He played a vital part of the East Bengal team that finished 4th in the 2017/18 I-League season and then also helped the side to reach the final of the inaugural Super Cup in 2018 where they lost to Bengaluru FC.

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