Odisha FC has completed the signing of defender Sahil Panwar from Hyderabad FC for an undisclosed transfer fee. The 21-year-old has signed a two-year deal with an option to extend for a third year with the Bhubaneswar-based Indian Super League (ISL) club. The move shall officially be completed once the Indian transfer window opens this summer.
After making his professional debut for FC Pune City in the fourth edition of the ISL, the Dehradun-born left-back played for Pune City and Hyderabad FC in 37 matches. He has represented the country in various age-group tournaments and also captained Team India in the 2017 SAFF (South Asian Football Federation) U-18 Championship.
Speaking on the new signing, Odisha FC CEO Rohan Sharma commented, “We are happy to welcome Sahil to the club. Despite his young age we see him as a veteran having played in the ISL for the last couple years. We think OFC will be a good place for him to compete to make an impact on defense.”
“We are delighted Sahil has agreed to join Odisha FC. He is one of the most promising defenders in the country and I’m sure his quality will be an asset to the team,” mentioned Club President Raj Athwal.
Expressing his delight, Sahil Panwar mentioned, “Odisha FC is a club which always promotes young footballers. I am extremely delighted to sign here and looking forward to playing for the club. I wish to play for India and hope the club provides me an opportunity to show my potential in the upcoming season of the ISL.”