Delhi sign Jerry Mawihmingthanga from Jamshedpur on permanent deal
Delhi Dynamos FC, on Tuesday, confirmed the signing of youngster Jerry Mawihmingthanga from Jamshedpur FC on a permanent deal. Bringing the 22-year-old on board is the first bit of transfer business conducted by Delhi for the upcoming Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2019-20.
“I am really happy to join the club. I have had fantastic seasons with my former coaches and clubs, and want to thank them for it. But now under coach Josep Gombau, I would like to explore my potential even more.”— Delhi Dynamos FC (@DelhiDynamos) April 23, 2019
Welcome @JerryMawia10 #RoarWithTheLions pic.twitter.com/b5S5AX9lg9
Regarded as one of the most promising young talents in the country, Jerry began his Hero ISL journey with NorthEast United FC back in 2016, but it was a move to Jamshedpur in the following season which saw him truly put himself on the map of Indian football. The Mizo midfielder was an integral part of the first team and turned heads with some scintillating performances. The recently-concluded 2018-19 season was somewhat less eventful for the fleet-footed attacker, but he still showed sparks of brilliance in patches.
Jerry has played a total of 29 Hero ISL matches so far, notching up four assists and a solitary goal. Interestingly, the Mizo speedster's only goal - scored against Kerala Blasters FC in 2018 just 23 seconds into the match - is still the quickest goal recorded in the Hero ISL.
The move may turn out to be a beneficial one for both parties involved. Delhi head coach Josep Gombau has a proven track record for developing young players and can help Jerry ascend to the next level, as he did for Lallianzuala Chhangte last season. The Lions, on the other hand, can boast the addition of another brilliant youngster to their ranks.
The player spoke to the official Delhi Dynamos website about the move and said, "I am really happy to join Delhi Dynamos. I have had fantastic seasons with my former coaches and clubs, and want to thank them for it. But now under coach Josep Gombau, I would like to explore my potential even more and help Delhi win their maiden title."
Gombau, too, was thrilled with Jerry's addition to the squad. "Jerry is a very young talented Indian winger. He is a player who fits in very well in our system. I would like to welcome him to the team and I hope and he will, do very well," the Spaniard was quoted as saying.