ATK Mohun Bagan have signed the 23-year-old midfielder Bidyananda Singh for a year and with options to extend the contract.
In the world of Indian football, Bidyananda needs no introduction. The player has been scouted by teams like FC Barcelona and Manchester United. Said to be the next big thing in Indian Football. At this young age also Bidyananda has become an integral part of Mumbai City FC.
Bidyananda is from Manipur and he got selected for the Sports Athority of India in 2008 at the age of 11. This move to the SAI was a big move for him. Right after this Singh managed to impressed the scouts from the All India Football Federation(AIFF) and got a call for the U-13 international camps.
In 2014 he became one of the two Indians to play in a one-week camp at the Aspire Academy in Qatar. After the camp, Bidya was chosen for the tournament’s all-star side. Singh impressed the scouts so much that he got offers from teams like Barcelona and Manchester United. After returning from Qatar Bidya joined the AIFF Elite Academy.
Bidyananda’s club career so far
On 14 June 2016 Bidya signed for Indian Super League outfit Atletico de Kolkata, and he made his professional debut for the club on 20 Oct 2016. Bidya made 6 appearances for the team and was sold after one year. Bengaluru signed him for 2 years in 2017. He played 8 matches in I-League’s second division for Bengaluru II. But never got a chance to play for Bengaluru FC in the ISL.
Finally, Bidyananda joined Mumbai City on a 2-year contract. Bidya played 10 matches for Mumbai City and also scored an unforgettable goal. He scored a late winner for Mumbai which kept their play-off’s hope alive. The goal that probably every Mumbai fan cherishes.
Today, Mumbai City announced the departure of this young magician through their social media handles. Mumbai City stated, “The entire Mumbai City family wishes nothing but the best to Bidyananda. Who bids farewell to the Islanders today”. Bidyananda will now look for a new adventure in the camp of ATK Mohun Bagan.
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