Indian Super Cup 2018: Davinder Singh, Pranjal Bhumij and Kunal Sawant receive new deals at Mumbai City FC
What's the story?
With the aim of improving performances in and around the club, Mumbai City FC have invested in youth for their coming seasons by offering new deals to three young players among their ranks.
The club released via their official website, that the three players receiving new deals were goalkeeper Kunal Sawant, full-back Davinder Singh and forward Pranjal Bhumij, who have committed their future to the club.
Following a disappointing end to the Indian Super League (ISL), Mumbai City FC are looking to rebuild and what better way to do so than have your young players pledge their future to the team.
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Goalkeeper Amrinder Singh has already a signed a three-year extension to remain at Mumbai City FC and will face competition for his place in goal from Kunal Sawant, who has impressed in recent games off the bench for the Islanders. Davinder Singh and Pranjal Bhumij also came into notice after both had terrific debut seasons with the team.
The heart of the matter
At just 18 years of age, Pranjal Bhumij has been especially impressive up front and in a short time has earned the respect of fans and management alike, owing to his skill and confidence on the ball.
Davinder Singh is just 22-years-old himself and has made the right-back spot his own. He is one for the future in the Mumbai City FC defensive line. With the Super Cup starting soon, the team could look to their youth for vital contributions off the bench.
The Islanders will shift their focus to the Indian Super Cup, which begins on March 31 after they qualified for the main draw.
It is evident that the Mumbai City FC management have kept their faith in youth and are preparing for the future in what is perhaps the best way possible.