Northeast United FC have signed former Mohun Bagan AC forward VP Suhair ahead of the 2020-21 Indian Super League.
From Palakkad, Kerala, Suhair started his professional career with United SC and also represented Kerala in the Santosh Trophy and the National Games. His performances in the Calcutta Football League with United SC caught the eye of East Bengal and he signed for them in January, 2017.
Although he scored a memorable hat-trick on debut with East Bengal, he suffered an ankle injury and was subsequently released by the club after the end of the season.
Suhair’s next destination was back home in Kerala with Gokulam Kerala FC. He signed for the Malabarians in March 2018 and helped them win the Kerala Premier League 2017-18 with a tally of four goals in the tournament. However, the 2018-19 I-League season with Gokulam Kerala FC saw goals dry up for the centre-forward with a return of one goal from 18 appearances. The following season, Suhair moved to Kolkata to play for the Mariners.
The 28-year-old forward featured in all 16 matches Mohun Bagan played in the 2019-20 I-League before the tournament was called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mariners had clinched the title by then by virtue of numerical superiority in terms of points on the board. Suhair contributed with two goals and two assists.
I am very excited to be a part of the Highlanders family and play in the Indian Super League.
There will be a lot to learn from Head Coach Gerard Nus and Coach Khalid Jamil, and I cannot wait to join the rest of the squad for pre-seasonVP Suhair to ISL Media