Mumbai City FC have signed 18-year-old fledgling forward Vikram Partap Singh on a three-year contract from Indian Arrows with an option to extend by another year.
From Chandigarh, Singh spent his formative years at the Chandigarh Football Academy followed by a brief stint at Minerva Punjab Academy. He soon found his way to the AIFF developmental side Indian Arrows which competes in the I-League. Over the last two seasons, Vikram featured in 27 matches in the I-League and contributed with five goals.
The forward who can play anywhere across the front-line has also represented India at U-16, U-17 and U-20 levels. In the AFC U-16 Championship held in Malaysia in 2018, Partap’s goal gave India its first win in the tournament. Last year, Vikram scored in the final of the SAFF U-18 Championship against Bangladesh as India went onto pick up the trophy for the first time.
The teenager is blessed with a burst of speed and has good ball control. He plays predominantly on the right, but can also fill in as a deep-lying centre-forward.
This is a big day in my career and in my life.
Joining Mumbai City means playing with the best players in the country and in the league and not to mention, under a great coach like Sergio Lobera. It was impossible to pass up an opportunity like this for a young footballer like me.
I have a lot to learn, a lot to prove and I can’t wait to get started.Vikram Partap Singh
To have a young and exciting talent like Vikram with us at Mumbai City, it gives us great confidence going into the season. We remain committed to our focus on youth and Vikram’s arrival at the Club reinforces it.
Even at his age, Vikram shows tremendous maturity in his game and it has been evident during his time with the Indian Arrows.
I’m positive that he can contribute to the team with his energy and goalscoring abilities and that we can help his development.Sergio Lobera, Head Coach, Mumbai City FC
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