Odisha FC have confirmed the signing of Aniket Jadhav a permanent move from East Bengal FC for an undisclosed fee which will keep him at the club till summer 2024.
Aniket was born in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. Jadhav was part of the AIFF Elite Academy batch that was preparing for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup to be hosted in India.
After the tournament, he was selected to play for the Indian Arrows. He made his professional debut for the side in their first match of the season against Chennai City FC. He started and scored a brace as the Arrows won 3–0.
Jadhav was invited to join Blackburn Rovers for a three-month training spell at their academy in 2019.
Aniket looked like an improved player with more consistency and stability in the 2021-22 ISL season. He scored twice and provided an assist thrice while making 20 appearances for Hyderabad FC, helping them lift the coveted ISL title last season.
In March 2022, Jadav was called up for the national squad by coach Igor Štimac ahead of India’s two friendly matches against Bahrain and Belarus.
On completing his move to the Juggernauts, Aniket said, “It’s a tremendous honour and pleasure to wear Odisha FC’s jersey for the upcoming games this season. Thank you, Odisha FC, for believing in me and allowing me to represent this phenomenal club and the people of Odisha.”