Dutch winger Lumu to play for Delhi Dynamos

Jeroen Lumu is the seventh foreign signing for the club for the season ahead.

Jeroen Lumu (right) in action in the UEFA European Under-17 Championship final in 2012. Netherlands won the title.   -  AFP

Delhi Dynamos has signed 22-year-old Dutch winger Jeroen Lumu from Turkish side Samsunspor for the upcoming Indian Super League season. The Dutch winger is the seventh foreign signing for the club for the season ahead.

Lumu began his professional career with Dutch outfit Willem II, where he made his debut at the age of 16. The winger soon went on to become the youngest goal-scorer in the club’s history in the Dutch Eredivisie.

In 2012, Lumu’s impressive performances saw him earn a national call-up for the UEFA U-17 European Championships, which was won by the Netherlands. His exploits soon saw him become a subject of widespread interest as the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Juventus and Aston Villa all eyed his signature.

Hull City and Derby even took the highly-rated attacker on trial; he was involved in a few friendly matches.

The Breda born winger then completed his move to Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgard where he won the Bulgarian League, the Bulgarian Cup and the Bulgarian Super Cup in the same season. “I am absolutely delighted to have Lumu in the side. He is quick, skilful and has an eye for goal, everything that you need in a quality attacker. We have tracked him closely for some time now and I am confident that he can light up the ISL,” Delhi Dynamos head coach Miguel Angel said.

Known for his blistering pace and his ability to create chances, Lumu’s versatility to play anywhere in the attack will make him a potent threat for the opposition defence.