Akash Mishra move to Mumbai City, has been finalised by Hyderabad FC

Akash Mishra

Mumbai City FC is happy to announce on Monday that the club and Hyderabad FC have come to terms on the transfer of Akash Mishra for an undisclosed sum. The gifted teenage left-back signs a five-year deal with the Hero ISL Champions through May 2028. Akash, who is from the Uttar Pradesh, however started playing football locally and for his school. Before enrolling at the U Dream Football Academy in Germany in 2015 at the age of 14.

Three years later, however he made his way back to India to play for the Indian Arrows, where he made his I-League debut in the 2018–19 campaign. Akash made a strong impression in 23 games for the Arrows over the course of two seasons. As a result, he was called up to the India Under-18 National Team. Akash scored twice in seven games to win the 2019 SAFF U18 Championship, continuing his impressive performances.

The 21-year-old made his debut with Hyderabad FC during the 2020–21 season, and over his three seasons with the team, he established himself as a National Team regular. Mishra played 69 times across all leagues for Yellow and Black, scoring three goals. He was however a key member of the group that won the Indian Super League championship in the 2021–22 campaign. After making 16 appearances for the Blue of India, who just won the Hero Intercontinental Cup in Bhubaneswar, he moreover continued to solidify his place on the national team.

The Club moreover wishes Mishra the best in the future and thanks him for his significant contribution to Hyderabad FC’s success.

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Akash Mishra’s quotes   

“To arrive at a club like Mumbai City FC, it is a moment of pride for me and my family. The vision and ambition this club has is for everyone to see but more importantly, it gives me the best platform to grow and progress my career. I’ve spoken to coach Des who has shown a lot of faith in me and to be able to play football the way he envisions it, it’s one of the many things that excites me about joining Mumbai City FC.”

“Much like mine, the club’s aspirations go beyond domestic success, aiming to leave a mark in Asia as well and I am excited to represent Mumbai City FC at the highest possible levels. At just 21, I have a lot to learn, a lot to experience and I’m looking forward to meeting my new teammates, the staff and our fans. I want to thank Hyderabad FC for their support and affording me the opportunity to represent them, and I am excited to begin a new chapter of my life in Mumbai.” 

Des Buckingham’s thoughts on the transfer

“Akash possesses a wide range of positive attributes required in the modern game and is an exciting prospect. His signing continues our promise of developing young players and we are pleased he has trusted our club to progress in the next stage of his career. He is a mature young man and we look forward to helping him realise and reach his potential. Akash will provide us with a different approach to playing and is someone who I am looking forward to working with. He will find himself in an environment alongside our other players who push each other daily and I look forward to welcoming him as we continue to build and develop as a group together,” said Des Buckingham.

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