Chennaiyin FC has signed defensive midfielder Jitendra Singh for the upcoming 2024-25 season. The 22-year-old from Kolkata joins the Marina Machans on a two-year contract. This marks a significant addition to the squad as they prepare for the new season.

Jitendra Singh has robust defensive skills and midfield adaptability. He will bring talent and experience to Chennaiyin FC. His recent tenure at Jamshedpur FC under the guidance of coach Owen Coyle has honed his abilities, making him an asset for his new club.

The move highlights Chennaiyin FC’s commitment to reinforcing their lineup with emerging talents. Singh’s familiarity with Coyle’s coaching style can ease his integration into the team. It can also contribute to a cohesive midfield strategy.

Owen Coyle expressed his confidence in Singh’s abilities. He said: “We were looking to add some physicality in the midfield area and having worked with Jitendra, we believed he was perfect to play that role for us. He’s a hardworking and intelligent boy who the team and fans alike will admire.”

Singh’s football journey has been impressive. He first gained attention as part of the Indian squad for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. His performance in the tournament highlighted his potential and promoted his career. Following the World Cup, Singh joined the Indian Arrows, a development team to nurture young talent for Indian football. He debuted for the Arrows against Chennai City. He made an impact by scoring a goal a month later.

This start set the stage for Singh’s success with Jamshedpur FC, where he further developed his skills and tactics. His versatility in midfield and defensive prowess have earned him recognition as a promising talent.

As Chennaiyin FC fans anticipate the new season, there is palpable excitement about Singh’s addition to the team. His ability to disrupt opposition play and his knack for transitioning the ball will be crucial for Chennaiyin’s midfield. Supporters can’t wait to see how his presence will enhance the team’s performance. He can contribute to their pursuit of success in the 2024-25 season.

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