After his strong performances for the India U-17 team and the Indian Arrows, India youth goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh has reached Scotland for a training stint with Premiership side Motherwell FC.
Dheeraj had an impressive outing for India at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup at home and since then Motherwell FC had shown interest to offer the young keeper a training stint and trial to try to impress the club coaches to earn a contract with them once he turns 18 in July 2018.
After the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Dheeraj joined the AIFF developmental side Indian Arrows to play in the I-League, but left them at the end of last year as the AIFF was only willing to keep him if he signed a three year contract. Dheeraj then with the help of his agent trained with Indian Super League franchise Kerala Blasters while his visa application was being processed.
Now after he received his UK visa, Dheeraj left India for Scotland and he will train at Motherwell FC in the coming weeks. A good experience for him at such a young age, even if he does not earn a contract with Motherwell.
?? | Indian Under 17 international goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem started his trial with the club on Thursday and was straight into training with the team. Dheeraj was a standout at last year’s FIFA U17 World Cup. pic.twitter.com/1VsSrqF2Pd
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