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Liverpool FC sign 14-year-old British-born Indian Yan Dhanda

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Modified 10 Oct 2013, 12:27 IST
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Yan Dhanda

English Premier League side Liverpool FC have signed 14-year-old British-born Indian origin footballer Yan Dhanda for their academy from rivals West Bromwich Albion. Yan Dhanda himself made the announcement on his own Twitter account @yandhanda about signing for the Anfield side, with EPL rivals Arsenal also rumoured to be after his signature.

The football talent of Yan Dhanda was discovered at the 2010 Chelsea Search for an Asian Soccer Star competition in which he won the Under-11 category; West Bromwich Albion signed him for their academy after spotting him at the Chelsea competition.

Yan made good progress at the West Brom Academy. Some of his YouTube videos made him a young online sensation and he was called to an England Under-16 training camp, which has brought even more focus on him and his football.

The youngster has a deal with Nike in place, and many hope he can go on to break down the still existing barriers for British Asian footballers.

The following video will explain the hype surrounding the youngster!

Published 07 Jul 2013, 15:12 IST
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