5 foreign clubs that have shown interest in Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem
The talk of the town these days with regards to Indian football is undoubtedly one unassuming 17-year-old in Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem. The India U-17 custodian impressed one and all during the team's brief stint at the FIFA U-17 World Cup held in India itself.
It is that grit and desire showed by the Manipuri boy that now has some of Europe's biggest clubs frantically looking to get in touch with the youngster for a trial and perhaps even a permanent move.
Speaking of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Dheeraj made his mark on any and all who viewed India's matches against stiff opposition in a group that gave the hosts literally no chance of qualification. While the team did not qualify from the group, there were some striking positives which came mostly from the team's goalkeeper. The former Indian Arrows stopper was exceptional in goal for the colts and commanded his area like any other professional goalkeeper, making for some interesting viewing and instantly grabbing the attention of the powers-that-be.
Now, with the world at his feet, Dheeraj embarks on a possible life-altering journey that could see him go to some of the continent's biggest teams. The only question that remains is, which team will get him first? Here are 5 possible options for the North Eastern talent.
#5 Motherwell FC
This looks like perhaps the likeliest of destinations for young Dheeraj as the keeper has already agreed terms with the club for a trial to be held in Scotland. His present training at the club appears to be going rather smoothly with the team constantly hyping his arrival in the United Kingdom.
There is no doubt that this would be a good move for the stopper considering that Motherwell play in the Scottish first division. They will provide a lucrative opportunity for the teenager to play with top teams such as Celtic and Rangers. As of now, the biggest glitch seems to be the lack of a work permit to play in the UK.