The two time ISL champions Chennaiyin FC are in talks with East Bengal defender Lalramchullova as Talk Sports 24×7 can confirm.
Chullova had a terrific I-League season this time for Quess East Bengal FC under Spanish Coach Alejandro Menendez who utilised the Mizo boy as both right-back and left-back during the course of the campaign.
The 23-Year old Mizo defender became one of the most reliable full-backs for the Red and golds this season as he scored twice out of his seventeen appearances and provided solidity in the backline of East Bengal. Chullova made a mark in I-League while playing for Aizwal FC as he went onto win the I-League title for Aizwal in 2017 under Khalid Jamil. He was brought in to East Bengal in the season after that alongside three more players of that Aizawl squad.
Chennaiyin FC have had a bitter experience in the initiation of the season at ISL as they lacked quite a lot in defense and failed to qualify for the playoffs. They missed the service of Sereno, the main man in their defense as he retired this season as they suffered due to off forms of their key players like Jeje and Anirudh Thapa in the ISL. Currently they have qualified for the group stages of AFC Cup 2019 and have also qualified for the quarter finals of the Super Cup beating Mumbai City FC.
The Abhishek Bacchan owned ISL franchise has shown their keen interest on bringing in this young promising Mizo player on board in order to strengthen their defense for upcoming season as this Indian player is sure to add some class and quality in the defense for the Machans if he finally signs for them. Chances are high with a lot of time yet left for Chullova to confirm the deal and make an early move to ISL as Quess East Bengal have yet not officially clarified their stance regarding joining ISL. Chullova is in the wishlist of Spanish gaffer Alejandro Menendez for next season so it’s certain that Quess will not let the Mizo fullback go easily.