Delhi Dynamos signs Nandha Kumar in record transfer deal

According to sources, the money paid to sign Nandha on a permanent deal cost the Dynamos Rs. 23,00,000, which would make this the most expensive transfer fee for an Indian footballer.

Nandha Kumar Sekar playing for Delhi Dynamos against Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League.   -  ISL/SPORTZPICS

Chennai City FC confirmed the transfer of its player S. Nandha Kumar to Delhi Dynamos following a successful stint in the initial loan period.

Nandha was loaned from Chennai City FC to Delhi Dynamos for the Indian Super League, in October.

The midfielder has played in five matches of the ongoing Indian Super League season and is yet to find the back of the net.

Following his impressive performances against Chennaiyin FC and Bengaluru FC, where he was awarded the Emerging player of the match, Dynamos and Chennai City agreed to make the move permanent for the 21-year-old winger.

Nandha, the release said on Wednesday, has signed a two and half year contract with Dynamos following the agreement of transfer between the clubs.

According to sources, the money paid to make the transfer permanent cost the Dynamos Rs. 23,00,000, which would make this the most expensive transfer fee for an Indian footballer.

Rohit Ramesh, President of Chennai City, said, “Our main focus has always been the betterment of the players and giving them chances to improve their careers. Nandha expressed to us his desire and the fact that he had an attractive offer from Dynamos. We were able to agree a transfer fee with the corresponding club to felicitate the transfer at the earliest. We will definitely reinvest this money in the club and the development of further talent for the future.”

Miguel Angel Portugal, Head coach of Dynamos heaped praise on Nandha. “He has impressed us all with the effort he puts in training day-in-day-out. He is a quick learner and is someone who fits in perfectly well into my style of play here at Dynamos."

Nandha, an India U-23 winger, sounded ecstatic with the move, “I am delighted to have signed a permanent deal with Delhi Dynamos. The club and coach Portugal had believed in me and my game has gone from strength to strength over the past few months. I am hoping to give my best not just this season but in the coming seasons as well.”

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