The 23-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the southerners.

Kerala Blasters has announced the signing of the 23-year-old midfielder Rohit Kumar from Hyderabad FC for the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL). Kumar has a signed a two-year deal with the club, which will keep him in Kochi till 2022.

The Delhi-born player started his career at the Bhaichung Bhutia Football School before joining the DSK Shivajians LFC Academy. The youngster captained Delhi in the B.C. Roy Trophy in 2013 and was part of the India U-19 squad in 2015. In 2016, he was promoted to the senior team for the Durand Cup. The midfielder displayed consistent performances in the I-League in the season, which earned him a contract with FC Pune City, debuting in the Indian Super League (ISL).

He completed two seasons with the now defunct ISL outfit, scoring two goals in the process, before moving to Hyderabad FC for the sixth edition of the ISL. The central midfielder featured in nine matches and scored a goal for Hyderabad FC in the 2019-20 season. Having qualities of dependability and consistency, Kerala Blasters adds depth in their midfield with this signing.

“Joining Kerala Blasters was an easy decision for me since I’ve always wanted to play for the club. I hope to improve myself as a player every day, with the help of my coaches, teammates, management and specially the fans, to contribute to the vision of the club. With the support of my new squad, I wish to lift trophies for Kerala Blasters in the near future, because this club truly deserves it,” Rohit Kumar said upon signing.

“It is my pleasure to welcome Rohit to Kerala Blasters. He is yet another quality addition to our mid-field. I hope he explores all his potential with the team and we are ready to support him in the best possible manner,” Sporting Director of Kerala Blasters, Karolis Skinkys said. 

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