Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) After bagging Seityasen Singh in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2015 players auction, NorthEast United FC owner John Abraham on Friday said the team was looking for someone who could play in both the wings and Seityasen’s presence will fill the spot.
Seityasen, who plays for Royal Wahingdoh in the I-League, was roped in by United FC at a price of Rs.56 lakh. His starting price was Rs.23 lakh.
“We had a planned strategy for the auction and we felt Seityasen added something to the midfield. We had identified the areas we wanted to emphasise on. We wanted someone who could play in both wings,” John said at a press conference.
“The decision was taken after a lot of discussions between our assistant coach Santosh Kashyap and our foreign coach Cesar Farais. We are relieved to have finally got him and we would have gone to any lengths to have him.
“We now have someone in the central midfield so we now have the bases covered. He has got quality and he fills up the quality we were looking for North East,” the 42-year-old actor said.
Speaking on his inclusion, Manipuri Seityasen said he was thrilled to be a part of his home team.
“North east is my base and I am very happy and thrilled to be a part of this team,” Seityasen said.