Kabir Toufik makes permanent switch to Chennai City

Kabir, who was on loan at Chennai City for the last two years in the I-League, made six appearances for the side in the 2017-18 season.

Kabir Toufik Chennai City

Kabir Toufik spent the last two seasons on loan at Chennai City.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Chennai City completed the permanent transfer of goalkeeper Kabir Toufik from South United FC on a long-term deal on Friday.

RELATED | Chennai City turns to Spanish quartet to play 'beautiful, effective football'

Kabir, who was on loan at Chennai City for the last two years in the I-League, made six appearances for the side in the 2017-18 season.

His penalty save against Mohun Bagan nine minutes after being substituted in helped a 10-man Chennai City to play out a 0-0 draw. 

"I am excited about the prospect of continuing to learn at the club," Kabir told Sportstar. "Last season, as I continued to play I gained in confidence."

Kabir was called up in the 34-probables by national team coach Stephen Constantine as part of a preparatory camp in the lead up to the SAFF championships. The Bangalore-based shot-stopper, however, failed to make the final cut.

"It was a good experience. I felt I learnt a lot on a personal and professional level," the 23-year-old said.

RELATED | Chennai City signs up Aussie goalkeeper Jerrad Tyson

"He was with us for the past four years in the local leagues since the age of 19 from South United. His performance during the Mohun Bagan game was splendid. He is still young, and has a long future ahead of him. We are also happy to have an Indian goalkeeper for the future," Chennai City owner Rohit Ramesh said.

Kabir will likely continue to remain as the second-choice 'keeper behind Australia's Jerrad Tyson, who signed in June.

  Dugout videos