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Kerala Blasters FC sign Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem

India U-17 national team goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem (Photo courtesy: AIFF Media)

Kerala Blasters FC is delighted to announce the signing of Indian U-17 World Cup star, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem.

Dheeraj, who hails form Manipur, was one of the most talked about players in the FIFA Under 17 World Cup last year. His performances at the World Cup attracted offers from clubs outside India as well. Motherwell FC from the Scottish League were looking to sign Dheeraj Singh. However, the work permit issue denied the player the opportunity.

After the stint at Motherwell FC, Dheeraj trained with English Premier League club, Bournemouth FC. David James organized this training stint for Dheeraj, which was a great experience for the player, a chance to train with a Premier League club. Commenting on signing for Kerala Blasters, Dheeraj said “ I am delighted to sign for Kerala Blasters. I had an opportunity to train with the club in January before traveling to the UK. I am really excited to work under David James and play in front of the best fans in the country “

David James, who organized Dheeraj’s training at Bournemouth said “ I am delighted that Dheeraj has joined us. He has shown tremendous ability and talent and will be a great addition to the squad. I was in touch with the goal keeping coaches while he was training at Bournemouth FC and the stint there should give him enormous amount of confidence. I am sure Dheeraj will do extremely well for Kerala Blasters and hopefully go on to represent the senior national team soon “.

Varun Tripuraneni, CEO of Kerala Blasters said “ We are delighted that Dheeraj Singh has joined us. He is an exciting young talent and with David James at the helm, Dheeraj is under great hands. We have a good young squad shaping up for next season and seasons ahead and Dheeraj will play an important role as we build the squad for the future “.

(Kerala Blasters FC)