Mumbai City sign Gurkirat Singh

Mumbai City sign Gurkirat Singh
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Mumbai: Mumbai City FC on Saturday announced the signing of Gurkirat Singh on a three-year contract ahead of the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season.

The 18-year-old joins the Islanders from Indian Arrows with an option to extend for another season.

"Joining a club of Mumbai City's stature is a dream come true for any youngster and it is no different for me," Gurkirat said in a press release.

"I am aware of the opportunity that has been presented to me but I know nothing is a given - I have a lot to learn from my peers and seniors and I am prepared to work hard to try and make a difference for this ambitious Club and for our fans."

A product of the famed Chandigarh Football Academy, Gurkirat is a versatile footballer, who can play as a left-back as well as a left-winger.

Having made 11 appearances and scored one goal in the 2020-21 season, Gurkirat was one of the most consistent players for the AIFF's developmental side.

Gurkirat has been touted as one of the most promising talents to have emerged from the Indian national team's age-group teams.

He was one of the key players of the India U-16 team that reached the quarterfinals of the AFC U16 Championship in 2018 and was the joint top-scorer at the 2019 SAFF U18 Championships, which India won.