KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Nepali national team forward Bimal Gharti Magar has signed for Indian giant Mohun Bagan on Saturday.
“With immense pleasure we wish to inform that we have signed Bimal Gharti Magar, a Nepalese national team player for the 17-18 season. The young Nepal prodigy had spent trials spells in some of the biggest Clubs in Europe, he was invited by Dutch side FC Twente for a 2 week trial, where he impressed all with his skills”, the club said in a press release.
The deal is for three months and will be extended upon mutual consent, according to the club. Bagan currently sits on fourth place of the league. However, the signing amount has not been revealed yet.
Magar last played for Three Star Club on Saturday as it defeated Manang Marsyangdi Club 1-0 in Itahari Gold Cup final.
Magar previously played for Belgian Club Anderlech FC U-19 team.
In March 2014, he was given a Belgian visa to try his luck with Anderlecht FC, one of the biggest club of Belgium. While on trial Bimal represented Anderlecht U-16 side in three tournaments AEGON Future Cup, Ten Brinke Bouw Tournament, and the Nuenen Tournament.
On 8 June 2014 Magar penned a short contract with Anderlecht U-19. Bimal’s first tournament with Anderlecht was the Copa del Agatha in St. Agatha,North Brabant, Netherlands. After scoring two goals, Bimal finished the tournament as a runner-up for RSC Anderlecht, losing 0–3 to Atletico Parananse in the final.
He is the youngest player to represent Nepal Senior National Team as he made his debut at the age of 14 against Bangladesh.
Magar will be arriving to Kolkata tomorrow and will join training from Monday, January 29, 2018.