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ISL champs Mumbai City FC sign versatile Gurkirat Singh for 3 years

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Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Mumbai City FC on Saturday announce the signing of Gurkirat Singh who joins the Islanders from Indian Arrows. The 18-year-old joins the defending Indian Super League (ISL) Shield winners and champions on a three-year contract until May 2024 with an option to extend it for another season.

A product of the Chandigarh Football Academy, Gurkirat is a versatile footballer, who can play as a left-back as well as a left-winger. Before joining the Islanders, the Punjab-born player has spent three seasons with the Indian Arrows in the I-League. Having made 11 appearances and scored one goal in the 2020/21 season, Gurkirat was one of the most consistent players for the All India Football Federation’s developmental side.

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Gurkirat has been touted as one of the most promising talents to have emerged from the Indian national team’s age-group teams. He was one of the key players of the India U-16 team that reached the quarterfinals of the AFC U16 Championship in 2018 and was the joint top-scorer at the 2019 SAFF U18 Championships, where India lifted the trophy.

“Joining a club of Mumbai City’s stature is a dream come true for any youngster and it is no different for me. I am aware of the opportunity that has been presented to me but I know nothing is a given – I have a lot to learn from my peers and seniors and I am prepared to work hard to try and make a difference for this ambitious Club and for our fans,” said Gurkirat.

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