Mumbai City rope in Surchandra Singh from Real Kashmir
Written by: Neil Talnikar
The 25-year-old will make his debut in the ISL having played over four seasons in the I-League.
Mumbai City FC continue to add a young streak to their squad for next season with their latest acquisition being Real Kashmir’s Surchandra Singh. The 25 year-old had a splendid last season in the I-League with the Snow Leopards as he made 16 appearances under David Robertson and also managed to register three goals in the process.
The Manipuri midfielder began his career with Shillong-based outfit Langsning from where he went on to play for renowned I-League clubs like Churchill Brothers and Mohun Bagan, before eventually moving to Kashmir. His performances for the Snow Leopards caught the attention of several clubs in the Indian Super League (ISL).
Understanding his potential, Mumbai decided to waste no time in bringing him in, making just another valuable addition to their talent-rich squad. Surchandra is a pretty versatile player who has the capability to play as a box-to-box midfielder and also possesses the qualities of a winger.
The Islanders have been quite busy in the transfer market of late, having already signed the likes of Hmingthanmawia, Sourav Das, Sarthak Golui amongst the youngsters while Rowllin Borges also joined the ranks at the club, marking a top quality addition to the midfield.
With Surchandra now in, Jorge Costa has plenty of options in the midfield to choose from indicating the excellent depth of the squad. The Islanders seem to be in no mood to stop after having a commendable last season which saw them qualify for the playoffs. Now that the partnership with City Football Group has also fallen through, Mumbai might be all set to bring home their maiden ISL trophy.
Published: Fri Jun 14, 2019 02:16 PM IST