Watch: India U17 star Dheeraj Singh’s first training session at Scottish club Motherwell FC
Former India U-17 World Cup goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh Moirganthem joined Scottish Premier League (SPL) club Motherwell FC on trials this Thursday.
The club confirmed that the youngster has joined the team straight into training and released a video of his first day in training.
In the video, we can see Dheeraj putting in the hardwork on his very first day.
The Manipur-born lad impressed everyone last year in the FIFA U-17 World Cup held in India. Even though the Indian side did not win a single game, Dheeraj was the standout performer and earned a lot of praise from football fans in India and abroad.
His performance brought a lot of foreign interest onboard and he was reportedly approached by clubs from Spain, Australia, and Scotland. The young keeper played for the Indian Arrows until the year-end and chose not to renew his contract with the AIFF and test his luck on foreign shores.
He trained with Hero Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters FC, who are managed by former England goalkeeper David James, before leaving for Scotland last week.
He will undergo trials for about three weeks at Motherwell FC and if he impresses the coaches over there, he can be signed in July 2018, when turns the age of 18.
It is a great opportunity for Dheeraj that will provide him the exposure to test his skills at a higher level and possibly follow in the footsteps of India's No.1 Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who played for Stabaek FC in Norway.