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Delhi Dynamos rope in Manipur's Soram, Milan for ISL 3

Updated: Jul 18, 2016 19:27 IST

New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): Delhi Dynamos have made a couple of strategic signings that will not only fortify their defence but will also reach out to the sizeable North Eastern football fans living in the Capital. They have brought on board two highly promising and young Manipuri players that will work as a double winner for the forthcoming Indian Super League.

Soram Poirei is an exciting goalkeeper making his ISL debut while Milan Singh is a dynamic central midfielder who might well become the fulcrum of new coach Gianluca Zambrotta's plans.

Milan has come on loan from DSK Shivajians although he has added to his reputation by turning out for North East United in ISL's opening season. Poirei has been the stubborn custodian for newly promoted Aizwal FC. It will be his first foray into the country's premier soccer league.

"I am very pleased to have Soram and Milan on my team. These two players are really talented and I look forward to working with them. Their names were discussed over the last couple of days among all of us, including club president Prashant Agarwal and the backroom staff. We believe that they fit perfectly in our plan for the upcoming season," Zambrotta said.

Milan started his senior career in 2010 with the Pailan Arrows where he played for three years before moving to Shillong Lajong for another three-year stint. He was then signed up by NEUFC first, and then by DSK Shivajians. He has scored 10 goals in his professional career and has also turned up for the India Under-23 side for six times.

Milan will be joined by his childhood friend Soram who made his professional debut with Pune FC. He played with them for two years before joining Shillong Lajong FC. He then had a one-year run with Pailan Arrows. He went on to join Bengaluru FC on loan for two years before donning Aizawl FC colours during the recently-concluded season of the I-League.

Incidentally, Milan and Poirei who have been the best of friends since childhood having played together in the past as well, including Shillong Lajong and Pailan Arrows. (ANI)