Jamshedpur FC have completed the signing of attacking midfielder Emil Benny from NorthEast United FC on a two-year deal with an option to extend by another year.

Benny will add more attacking flair to a Jamshedpur FC squad that already boasts of some impressive names this season including new signings such as Alen Stevanovic, Jeremy Manzorro, Rei Tachikawa, Imran Khan and Petar Sliskovic.

Emil Benny joins the club from NorthEast United, where he made a huge impression in just one season in the Indian Super League (ISL). The 22-year-old featured 16 times for the Highlanders last season and assisted three goals during his time at the club.

Benny was born in Wayanad, Kerala and was scouted by the Kerala Blasters outfit, later representing the ISL’s Reserve team before earning a move to fellow Kerala team, Gokulam Kerala. It was here that Benny really impressed, winning the I-League trophy twice and cementing himself as a major part of the Gokulam Kerala team.

A move to NorthEast soon followed and the youngster made a significant impression in a very short period of time with his ability to play as a winger as well as an attacking midfielder depending on the circumstances.

“Emil is an exciting, young and talented player who has got pace and technical ability and we feel we can bring him to his best. He fits the kind of player we want in terms of his athleticism and skill.

“We feel he will adapt to our philosophy and we are hoping that he will raise his game to the highest it has ever been and go even further in his career.”