Jamshedpur, June 6 (IANS) Jamshedpur FC on Thursday announced the signing of 16-year-old goalkeeper Niraj Kumar from Bengaluru based side Ozone FC.
The youngster penned a deal for a term of three years with the Jharkhand-based side, the club said in a statement.
At the age of 16, Niraj made headlines for being a part of the junior national team squad.
He had an outstanding AFC U-16 tournament held in Malaysia last year with his saves against Iran being the highlight.
He played an important role in Ozone FC’s second division campaign helping them qualify for the final round this season. Niraj is touted as one of the prime contenders to play in the senior national team.
Currently playing for India’s U-19 squad at the Granatkin Memorial International Football Tournament in St. Petersberg, Niraj said he was excited to have signed with Jamshedpur FC. “I am extremely ecstatic to take this step in my career,” he said.