Chennaiyin FC has loaned seven young players to I-League teams Indian Arrows, Gokulam Kerala FC and Mohammedan Sporting, to gain first-team experience and further their development, the club announced on Tuesday.

All of them are under 21 years of age.

Five of the seven are on loan at the All India Football Federation (AIFF)’s developmental side Indian Arrows. These include 17-year-old goalkeeper Samik Mitra, who played for the U-18s’ and B team last season and B team right back Aimol Chongompipa Reamsochung, better known as Remi.

They join CFC’s new signings Abhijit Sarkar, Rahim Ali and Deepak Tangri on loan at Indian Arrows and will feature for them in the upcoming I-League campaign.

Mohammedan Sporting has extended the loan stint of CFC B team skipper from last season Prosenjit Chakraborty, after he impressed for the Kolkata giant in the Calcutta Football League where he also scored the winner on his debut.

CFC’s youngest ever first team debutant Baoringdao Bodo has made a loan move to I-League side Gokulam Kerala FC. The talented young forward who made two appearances for CFC in last season’s ISL title triumph will turn out for the side from Kozhikode in this season’s I-League.

“We are working towards creating an effective loan system that gives our youngsters an additional platform to develop. If any of our other youngsters gets a loan opportunity that we think will benefit him more rather than playing for our youth teams, we will definitely encourage it, Chennaiyin FC Chief Technical Officer Amoy Ghoshal said.

"This season we promoted three players from our B team to senior squad and through our own youth teams and loan system we aim to increase that number each year in a bid to continue the process of producing players from within,” he said.