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Albino suffers injury, out of ISL 6; Ronaldo close to joining East Bengal



Goalkeeper Albino Gomes of Delhi Dynamos has suffered an injury during a training session in Spain and will not be able to play for his club in Indian Super League (ISL) 6. This is his second injury with Delhi Dynamos – the first being in his first season that kept him out in ISL 4. Yet, the player from Goa has managed to earn around Rs 1.7 crore playing just around 13 matches .

Albino’s story highlights how players are well covered in ISL.

“Albino picked up an injury and will probably not be able to play with us during the coming season. This is his second injury. Albino was sent to special training to spain but unfortunately he sustained an injury and is expected to be out for the entire season,” a Delhi Dynamos source told The Navhind Times on condition of anonymity. Delhi Dynamos signed Minerva Punjab goalkeeper Arshdeep Singh,  it was announced on July 19.

Albino was goalkeeper of Aizawl FC when the club won its maiden I-League title in the 2016-17 season. He first played in ISL in 2015 and played two seasons on loan to Mumbai City FC before joining Delhi Dynamos FC in the 2017 season.

“The security provided to players due to the money clubs pay on insuring their players is one positive of ISL. Players in ISL are paid whatever they are contracted irrespective whether they play or not. It does not happen across the spectrum of the I-League. There are clubs in the I-League who follow a similar policy but not all,” stated a player agent based in Kolkata.

Ronaldo Oliveira who was the main strike force for Salgaocar FC in the Goa Professional League last season, is on trials with East Bengal in Kolkata – after terms could not be settled between  FC Pune City and Salgaocar FC – and according to the twitter handle of East Bengal Ronaldo Olivera  is being looked as a replacement to Jobby Justin who has signed from the club to ATK.

Ronaldo , according to his contract assessed by this paper, was drawing Rs 10,000 per month during his third season with Salgaocar FC  which was expected to be raised to Rs 12,000 for the forthcoming season. “ It is still not clear how much East Bengal will be paying Ronaldo if they sign him, but, it must be noted that his salary will factor the transfer fee his club will demand,” stated a players agent who deals with clubs in Kolkata.

It may be recalled that Liston Colaco signed for FC Goa from Salgaocar for around Rs 40,000 a month when he was 19 years old. Salgaocar FC, had during the transfer, claimed a fee of Rs 15 lakh for the transfer .

Jessel Carneiro who signed for Kerala Blasters from Dempo SC , on a free transfer, has signed a one year contract worth Rs 11 lakh . Jessel is 29 years old. Jessel started with FC Bardez in the Goa Professional League before switching to Dempo SC. The attacking left back captained Goa in the last Santosh Trophy where he was spotted by ISL scouts.

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