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.
🚨 Double Trouble 🚨— Jamshedpur FC (@JamshedpurFC) July 4, 2019
Two days, two signings! We are very happy to announce the signing of 18-year-old defender Jitendra Singh from Indian Arrows! 🏹🎉
Read more 👉 https://t.co/DC8lDM9lsz#JamKeKhelo pic.twitter.com/GBavPJofUO
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.