Mumbai City FC have secured the services of young striker Vikram Pratap Singh ahead of the seventh edition of the Hero Indian Super League, the club announced on Thursday. The 18-year youngster has penned down a three-year deal with the club but it can also be extended by a year.
Singh began his youth career at Chandigarh Football Academy and he has impressed with his goal scoring abilities. The youngster made a move to the senior set-up in 2018 and he also led the Indian Arrows.
Vikram has shown the skills to go a long way in his career and he has shown the right promise to deliver the goods for his team. The 18-year old prodigy scored five goals in 27 matches while playing for Indian Arrows over the two seasons with the team.
Vikram has also represented the Indian team at the Under-16, Under-17 and Under-20 level. He was part of the team when Indian team came up with a fine performance at the 2018 U-16 AFC Championship.
The rookie stated that it is honour for him to join Mumbai City FC and he is looking forward to the opportunity of playing with and against one of the best players in the league.
Vikram Partap Singh said, “This is a big day in my career and in my life. Joining Mumbai City means playing with the best players in the country and in the league and not to mention, under a great coach like Sergio Lobera. It was impossible to pass up an opportunity like this for a young footballer like me. I have a lot to learn, a lot to prove and I can’t wait to get started.”
Head coach, Sergio Lobera said, “To have a young and exciting talent like Vikram with us at Mumbai City, it gives us great confidence going into the season. We remain committed to our focus on youth and Vikram’s arrival at the Club reinforces it. Even at his age, Vikram shows tremendous maturity in his game and it has been evident during his time with the Indian Arrows. I’m positive that he can contribute to the team with his energy and goal scoring abilities and that we can help his development.”
Vikram will aim to grab his opportunities and learn from the top players of his team. The striker has shown all the skills and it would be interesting to note his performances in the seventh edition of the league.
Mumbai City had finished at the fifth place in the previous season and they would be determined to turn the tables.
The ISL 2020-21 will begin from November 21.