New Delhi, July 27 (ANI
): With an eye on the glittering trophy and optimal glory, Delhi Dynamos have snared three exciting young players for the upcoming season of the Indian Super League
The signings show DDFC's intent to build a well-balanced team that will not only have great attacking options but will also have enough buffer in the midfield and the defence.
Arjun Tudu is a highly rated striker and joins the team from Army XI while midfielder Rupert Nongrum and defender Chinglensana Singh Konsham have been signed from Shillong Lajong.
All the three players will be making their debut in the ISL and will be looking to prove their worth in the country's premier soccer league.
"I am very pleased with the three new players who have come on board. It has always been DDFC's priority to build a well-balanced team and three new additions just shows it. I have seen videos of these players and found them very talented. I am happy that we have been able to sign them and I am sure they will be instrumental in our team's success in the new season," said Gianluca Zambrotta, head coach of Delhi Dynamos
Tudu, who hails from a remote village in Jamshedpur, has been a top performer for the Services team, having scored 10 goals to help them successfully defend the 2016 Santosh Trophy. He was an integral part of the Army XI which plays in the Kolkata League before making this shift to the Dynamos.
Rupert made his senior debut in 2015 with his boyhood club Shillong Lajong where he rose up the ranks from the youth squad. Starting in 2010, he impressed everyone in the youth tournaments before making his senior debut last year. He is considered as an exciting young talent and could prove to be one of the best Indian signings for the Dynamos this year.
Rupert will be joined by his Shillong Lajong mate Chinglensana. The 19 year old defender started his youth career with Mahindra United in 2010 before moving to Air India. He then joined the Tata Football Academy for a three year stint before making his senior debut for the Northeastern club. His steady rise at the club football also saw him getting called-up for the national team training camp that is currently underway in Delhi. He is incidentally the third player from Manipur to have signed for the Dynamos this year. (ANI