Jamshedpur bolster their defence with addition of Jitendra Singh

Jamshedpur FC added young legs to their backline by closing on a deal for 18-year-old Indian Arrows centre-back, Jitendra Singh. The move was announced via the club’s Twitter handle on Thursday and is their seventh signing of the summer.

Jitendra first burst onto the scene when he was selected as the vice-captain of the India U-17 team that participated at the 2017 FIFA World Cup. He played a prominent role in the nation’s run in that campaign, with his performances earning him a move to the AIFF-owned Indian Arrows later that year.

The youngster was immediately thrust into the Hero I-league but wasted no time in making his mark, quickly becoming a mainstay in defence. A month later, the youngster scored his first goal for the club, thus becoming the youngest ever Hero I-League scorer at just 16 years, six months and 13 days. That record however, was broken earlier this year.

He made a total of 32 appearances for the Arrows over a period of two years, while also representing the India U-20 team twice. The Miners will be hoping that the 18-year-old shows the same intent and determination he demonstrated playing for the Arrows, as they try and chase their goal of making it into the playoffs and beyond in 2019-20.

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