ISL 2021-22: Jamshedpur FC signs Ishan Pandita from FC Goa

The 23-year-old departs FC Goa after a lone season at the club that saw him score four goals in nine appearances in the Indian Super League.

Ishan Pandita will don jersey number 45 and will join the squad for the pre-season in the coming weeks.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Jamshedpur FC has signed Ishan Pandita from FC Goa on a permanent deal which will see him don the red jersey till May 2023.

Pandita is brimming with confidence from an amazing debut season in the Indian Super League (ISL), having scored 4 goals at an average 33 minutes per goal in 11 appearances for FC Goa.

His performances subsequently earned him a call-up to the Indian National Team in March 2021, ahead of India's friendlies against Oman and UAE.

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Thrilled at joining the men of steel, young Ishan said, “I’m extremely excited to be joining Jamshedpur."

"I feel this is the perfect place for me right now to grow and develop with the help of Owen Coyle and the unwavering support of Jamshedpur's fantastic fans. I can't wait to get on the field and put on that red jersey of Jamshedpur.”

The young marksman became the first Indian to sign a professional contract with a club in La Liga in 2016 when he joined the setup at CD Leganes.

There he turned out for the club’s U-19 side, which at the time plied its trade in the Division de Honor Juvenil, the top level of the Spanish system for youth players.

Jamshedpur Head Coach, Owen Coyle was delighted to get the young striker as he said, “Ishan had a fantastic season and is now an Indian International player."

"He was wanted by several clubs, and we are delighted to welcome him to Jamshedpur and fulfill his hunger to score goals."

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Hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, Ishan was born in New Delhi and moved to Spain in 2014, playing for multiple clubs, including CD Leganes and Lorca FC.

Pandita has been handed squad number 45 by the club and will join the squad for the pre-season scheduled to commence in the coming weeks.

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