Indian Super League (ISL) outfit NorthEast United FC on Saturday announced the signing of versatile defender Soraisham Dinesh Singh on a two-year deal.
The Manipur-born player becomes the club’s latest signing as they continue to strengthen the squad for the upcoming 2023-24 football season.
After a short youth stints at Shillong Lajong & Royal Wahingdoh, Dinesh’s professional journey began with Real Kashmir in 2016 and in 2017, he returned to his home state to play for TRAU FC, where he spent three seasons during which the Red Pythons were also promoted to the I-League.
He later switched to new entrants Sreenidi Deccan ahead of the 2021-22 season, where he impressed everyone over the next two seasons. Now, following in the footsteps of his elder brother Soraisham Sandeep Singh, the 25-year-old makes the switch to an ISL club.
“NorthEast United FC will be my first ISL team. For a player from Manipur, representing this club is a dream come true. The talent this club has nurtured for Indian Football played a major role in convincing me to join them,” Dinesh was quoted as saying in a media release by the club.
Head coach Juan Pedro Benali highlighted the thought process behind signing a player like Dinesh. “Being efficient with both feet is a rare and valuable skill in football. In addition to that, there are very few players who can play across the complete backline. Dinesh is someone who has that ability and is also technically gifted. He also comes with considerable experience and is ready to take on new challenges,” Benali said.
After Konsam Phalguni Singh, Ibson Melo, Redeem Tlang, Buanthanglun Samte, and Michel Zabaco, Dinesh Singh becomes NorthEast United FC’s sixth new signing and the third defender of the transfer window.