In a record-breaking deal, ATK Mohun Bagan has roped in Hyderabad FC’s Liston Colaco for a record, but undisclosed transfer fee. The Goa-based footballer played 19 games for Hyderabad FC in the last edition of the Indian Super League, scoring two goals and producing three assists.
“With a focus on long-term sustainability, Hyderabad FC agreed for Liston’s move in a deal that fetches the highest-ever transfer fee received for an Indian player,” read a statement from Hyderabad FC.
Liston Colaco came into the limelight after an impressive performance in the 2020-21 Indian Super League where he was widely appreciated for his speedy wing play. Despite his sensational display, Hyderabad FC failed to make it to the playoffs of the Indian Super League. His performance, though, was good enough to earn him a national call up for India’s tour to Dubai where they played international friendlies against UAE and Oman.
Colaco made his debut for India against UAE on March 29. The outing was not a pleasing one as the hosts crushed India 6-0. The 22-year-old is set to join the Mohun Bagan camp on June 1. Hyderabad FC, on the other hand, are in talks with Jamshedpur FC’s Aniket Jadhav as a replacement.
The ATK Mohun Bagan took to Twitter and welcomed Liston to the club. They wrote “ We are delighted to announce the signing of Indian National Team forward @Colaco_liston who joins us from Hyderabad FC! Liston signs a two year deal with Green&Maroon which keeps him at the club till 2021!.”