NorthEast United FC sign Manipur defender for 2016 ISL

NorthEast United FC completed signing of Manipur player Salam Ranjan Singh today. Salam, who plays as central defender will be part of upcoming Indian Super League 2016.

Prior to signing for the highlanders, Salam was a part of another ISL team Pune FC in the inaugural season of ISL. He has also represented the India U-23 team and played for a number of I-league teams over the years. He was a part of Bengaluru FC, the reigning I-league champions in the last season.

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Image: blog.cpdfootball.de

NEUFC owner John Abraham issued a statement after signing the defender stating, “I have personally enjoyed Ranjan’s game in the I-league matches and with his dedication and sincerity for football, find him to be the perfect fit in our club. I extend a warm welcome to him.”

On the other hand, NEUFC’s Director of Football Ardeshir Jeejeebhoy, welcoming the 20-year footballer said, “Salam has previously proved himself as a reliable center back. I am hoping with the right training, he would emerge as a valuable addition in the club.”

Image: i-league.org

Image: i-league.org

Salam Ranjan Singh also thinks NEUFC is the perfect place for him.

He said, “I am glad to be signed by NEUFC and feel that it is the right place for me. Everyone at the club is immensely passionate about football and I look forward to training with the team and performing my best at the championship.”

 

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