The 22-year-old will be monitored by his parent club in the upcoming I-League season.

Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Hyderabad FC have loaned out young goalkeeper Anuj Kumar to I-League side Real Kashmir. The club will continue to monitor his progress with the Snow Leopards in the upcoming I-League campaign.

Anuj is a modern day sweeper keeper and dictates play from the back. He was loaned out to Indian Arrows in January this year, but he never made any appearances for the development side. Moreover, the 22-year-old was part of the U-18 team of now defunct FC Pune City that won the IFA Shield in 2018-19 against Mohun Bagan, where he showed his calm attitude by making a double penalty save in the final.

Hyderabad FC announced that Anuj Kumar has joined Real Kashmir on loan on Monday

He was also part of the side that won the U-17 SAFF Championship in Nepal in 2015. Recently, the young custodian also penned an extension with his parent club Hyderabad FC till 2022-23.

On the other hand, the Snow Leopards have impressed everyone with their style of play ever since they got promoted to the I-League. Last season, the Srinagar-based side finished with 22 points in 15 games, before the league was called off in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This season, the David Robertson-led side would want to compete for the trophy and continue their fine run.

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The 14th edition of the I-League will see a change after the two Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan and East Bengal jumped shipped to the Indian Super League. Meanwhile, Mohammedan Sporting have gained promotion after winning the recently concluded I-League Qualifiers and Delhi-based Sudeva Delhi received corporate entry. The upcoming edition of the I-League will be reportedly played in the state of West Bengal in the month of January, as a precautionary measure due to the pandemic.

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