Former India U-17 captain Amarjit Singh Kiyam has joined FC Goa from fellow Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Jamshedpur FC on a long term deal. The youngster had been linked with the Gaurs in the past few days, especially after their experienced midfield head Lenny Rodrigues left for ATK Mohun Bagan. Although they did get Glan Martins as part of the Lenny deal, Juan Ferrando’s side have also roped in Amarjit who they hope can add a new dimension to their already talented midfield.
The 20-year-old Manipuri midfielder started the season as first choice for Owen Coyle. However, after the first couple of games, he has found it increasingly difficult to break into the starting eleven ahead of the likes of Mobashir Rahman and Jitendra Singh. With his move to FC Goa now sealed, he would be looking forward to fill the gap left by Lenny Rodrigues in midfield as well as provide added dynamism, pace and enterprise on both ends of the pitch. His partnership with Edu Bedia and Brandon Fernandes should undoubtedly excite fans of the club and set them up for a strong finish to the season. It also bodes well for the club that they are looking at recruiting young players ahead of their much-awaited debut AFC Champions League campaign.
In what has been a complicated transfer tale, ATK Mohun Bagan right-back Boris Singh also finds himself moving to the Red Miners’ camp. The 21-year-old was signed up by the Kolkata giants after two successful stints with the Indian Arrows following his exploits at the 2017 U-17 World Cup. However, he was initially played in the reserves side and upon being promoted to the first team, hasn’t featured at all this season. He will now provide competition to the tireless Laldinliana Renthlei who has been extremely consistent for Owen Coyle’s team so far. Jamshedpur are in 6th place right now after their win over Odisha FC last night and will be looking to up the ante in the coming matches. Both Amarjit and Boris have terminated their existing contracts and join the respective clubs as free agents.