Kolkata: India’s young sensation an future’s star goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh has left Indian Arrows to join Scotland’s Premier League side Motherwell FC. After his brilliant performance for his nation during the recently concluded FIFA U17 World Cup a lot of clubs from various parts of the world showed their interest to sign him, but he had a contract with the AIFF till December 31st. After today he will be a free player and the youngster has decided to join the Scottish Club.
Dhreeaj will train their for a year with the club’s senior footballers. If he can convince the team-management with his practice they will offer him a contract later. Beside that he can give trials for other teams also.
But Dheeraj isn’t the first footballer from India to join a Scottish club. Mohammed Salim was the very first footballer from India who went to Scotland to play for Scottish Premier League side Celtic FC. During the 1930s, Salim played for city giant Mohammedan Sporting Club. He went to Scotland with one of his family members to give trial for Celtic FC. On that time Salim used to play with bare foot, the Celtic officials were very happy to see his skills with bare foot. They signed Salim for two friendly matches and he played brilliant football in those too matches too.
After that Celtic offered Salim a year contract for their side, but he returned to India. He had offer from a German Club too, but he decided to play for his mother club Mohammedan Sporting Club. Now all eyes will be on Dheeraj about how he shines on foreign soil too.