Kerala Blasters FC has announced the signing of Indian defender Sandeep Singh, on a one-year contract, ahead of the seventh edition of the Indian Super League (ISL). The defender had originally penned an extension till the end of the 2021-22 season in February, but this new deal will now see him remain with the club till 2025.
The 25-year old from Manipur started his football journey with the Shillong Lajong Academy and was promoted to his senior team in 2014. The defender made his senior team debut against Pune FC, the following year.
“I feel super excited to be a part of this prestigious club. I’m eagerly looking forward to meeting my new team and work together for the upcoming season. The fans of Kerala Blasters have always shown immense support for the team. I hope to receive the same and excel in our performances to make them proud.” – Sandeep
He then played with Langsning FC during the 2017-18 season before joining ATK FC for the 2018-19 ISL season. The right-footed defender will be joining KBFC from TRAU FC where he made 8 appearances during the latest I-League season.
Consistent performances at the back resulted in the defender consolidating his position in the starting XI. Later in the season, then head coach Kibu Vicuna also played him as a right-back in a few games following Nishu Kumar’s injury.
Overall, Sandeep Singh clocked 1150 minutes across 14 games in ISL 2020-21. He also made 448 passes, registered an assist, and averaged 3.64 tackles, 1.14 interceptions, 3.21 clearances, and 1.57 blocks per game.
Kerela Blasters are getting ready for the next season
Eelco Schattorie’s team has suffered due to injuries this season and found themselves at the eighth position with 14 points.
Alongside Sandeep, the club also signed Rohit Kumar from Hyderabad FC. The Yellow Army has already signed Vincy Barretto and Harmanjot Khabra and talks are going on with a few other players as well.
Kerala Blasters have roped in two Indian players for the next season while Jessel Carneiro has extended his contract. Denechandra Meitei also extended his contract with the club.
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