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Cornell Glen at Shillong Lajong

The Mariners have decided to rope in the experienced striker, who is expected to arrive in Kolkata in a fortnight.

I-League defending champions Mohun Bagan have finally struck a deal with former Trinidad and Tobago World Cupper Cornell Glen to strengthen their squad after a disastrous Calcutta Football League (CFL) campaign, Goal can reveal.

The two parties have been in talks for the last few weeks and coach Sanjoy Sen had informed of the club's desire to get his prized signature. On the other hand, Glen had signed an agreement with Bharat FC in the summer but with the club choosing not to participate in the I-League, the deal collapsed.

Mohun Bagan had to request for a release from Shillong Lajong, the last team the player represented. According to sources in the know of things, this proved to be a major roadblock.

Glen has been one of the most prolific stirkers in Indian football, scoring 30 goals in the last two seasons for Lajong.

Mohun Bagan have released Gustavo and Dudu Omagbemi after the CFL, while Sony Norde's reluctance to sign on the dotted line has been a cause of concern for the officials. Judelin Aveska, the Haiti defender has also left Kolkata to represent his national team.