Sporting Clube de Goa sign defender Sandesh Jhingan
With an aim to strengthen their backline, Sporting Clube de Goa has completed the signing of robust defender Sandesh Jinghan after the transfer was given the green signal by the AIFF on Saturday afternoon. Having practiced with the club for the past few days, Sandesh has flown with the team to Mumbai, where the Flaming Oranje will meet Sandesh's former club, Mumbai FC on Sunday afternoon.
The 21 year old was a revelation in the Indian Super League for Kerala Blasters FC, where he was named as the ISL Emerging Player of the tournament. Despite getting many offers from other clubs including some abroad in Europe, Sandesh decided to sign for Sporting Goa as he wanted to join an ambitious club.
"After receiving a lot of interest from many respected clubs, I decided to join Sporting Clube de Goa as I wanted to align with their ambitious vision," explained Sandesh.
"I also have a lot of friends at the Clube," added Sandesh, referring to the Sporting Goa players he met while part of the India Under-23 team last year.
Standing 6 feet 2, the tall defender started his professional career with United Sikkim FC where he helped the team get promoted to the I-League, along with Baichung Bhutia and company in 2012. The same year he managed to score United Sikkim's only goal in a 1-2 loss to Sporting Goa in the I-League, which registered his name in the club's scouting database. He later moved on to Mumbai FC, before joining Kerala Blasters.?