Kerala Blasters signs U-17 star Dheeraj Singh

The goalkeeper “will be a great addition to the squad,” says Blasters coach David James.

Dheeraj Singh was part of the Indian squad for the U-17 World Cup.   -  AP

The Kerala Blasters FC has signed goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh who impressed in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup last year.

Manipur’s Dheeraj was one of the stars of the Indian team at the Under-17 World Cup and his performance also attracted Scottish club Motherwell FC which was keen to sign him. But the work permit issue turned out to be a hurdle.

'Tremendous ability and talent'

After a stint at Motherwell FC, Dheeraj also trained with the English Premier League club Bournemouth FC.

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“I am delighted that Dheeraj has joined us. He has shown tremendous ability and talent and will be a great addition to the squad. I was in touch with the goalkeeping coaches while he was training at Bournemouth FC and the stint there should give him enormous amount of confidence,” said Blasters head coach David James who Dheeraj’s stint Bournemouth.

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