Tata Group-backed Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Jamshedpur FC are trying to bring in India international Robin Singh to strengthen their attacking options, The Bridge understands. The two parties have been in talks for a while and sources believe that the deal is 'almost' done.
The 30-year-old endured a torrid 2019-20 campaign with Hyderabad FC, managing to score just once in the form of a crucial last minute equaliser against Bengaluru FC. He then moved to I-League outfit Real Kashmir FC in February for a short-term loan where he was able to get on the scoresheet just once, against Churchill Brothers, albeit in a losing cause.
The tall forward made his ISL debut in 2015 with the Delhi Dynamos. After decent spells in the I-League with Bengaluru FC and East Bengal, Robin had his most successful ISL season in 2018-19 for Pune City FC with a return of 4 goals and 3 assists in 16 appearances.
The Delhi-born striker, who has represented India at the U16 and U23 levels, also has 30 first team appearances for the country and still harbours hopes of a comeback in the national team. In a recent interview with Firstpost, he revealed that he believes he ‘is not quite done’ at the international stage and that he is keeping himself in peak physical condition amidst the lockdown should Igor Stimac require a tall, physical striker for India’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Inconsistency has been a major issue with him, and is probably one of the major reasons why he has had a roadman career in the Indian circuit having represented seven different teams in the ISL and I-League since 2010. However, with Owen Coyle’s Jamshedpur side in need of an experienced Indian striker, the former Tata Football Academy product fits the bill perfectly and might just have one last opportunity to redeem his goal scoring reputation in familiar surroundings.