ISL: Chennayin FC signs Kiyan Nassiri from Mohun Bagan

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Chennayin FC, a two-time champion of the Indian Super League (ISL), has made a significant move in the transfer market by signing Kiyan Nassiri from Mohun Bagan Super Giant (MBSG). This transfer marks the sixth signing of the transfer window for Chennayin FC, ahead of the 2024/25 ISL season.

Kiyan Nassiri’s ISL form

Kiyan Nassiri, a promising 23-year-old Indian striker, has committed his future to the Chennai-based club by signing a three-year deal that will keep him at the club until 2027. The young forward’s arrival is expected to bolster Chennayin FC’s attacking options as they look to reclaim their former glory in the upcoming seasons.

Nassiri, the son of East Bengal legend Jamshid Nassiri, began his senior professional career with the Kolkata Giants in 2019. Since making his senior debut, Kiyan has scored nine goals in 69 appearances and had two assists. Throughout his career, Kiyan has secured four titles, which include the ISL Cup (2022-23) and the ISL League Shield (2023-24). He has also emerged victorious in the I-League (2019-20) and the Durand Cup (2023).

In recognition of his outstanding performance, Kiyan was honoured with the Mohun Bagan Best Forward Award in 2022. His talent and potential are expected to help Chennayin FC in their pursuit of success.

“I am extremely excited and grateful to be a part of this amazing sea of blue. Bringing all my humility and respect to the management, coaches, and fans. Looking forward to bringing with me, my endless passion for the beautiful game and my spirit to win with and for my team,” Nassiri said.

CFC head coach Owen Coyle added, “When you score a hat trick on your debut against your biggest rivals, it says everything there is to be said. He’s a great boy and we have no doubt he will quickly become a fan favourite.”

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