SC East Bengal has signed Calcutta Football League (CFL) prodigy Rahul Paswan to add to its arsenal, as confirmed by the club on Thursday.

The 23-year-old topped the CFL scoring charts with six goals and will add to the attacking prowess of a team that has already signed Brazilian striker Marcelo Ribeiro.

"It's a dream come true for me, joining a prestigious club like SC East Bengal. Every footballer from Bengal aspires to play for these big teams and I am no exception. I will look forward to giving my best and helping the team in whatever way I can," he said when signing for the Kolkata side.

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SC East Bengal takes on ATK Mohun Bagan next in the Indian Super League as it tries to deny the league double to ATKMB in the much-anticipated Kolkata Derby on Saturday.