Vikram Partap Singh has signed a three-year contract extension with Mumbai City FC, the club announced on Wedneaday.
The signing will now keep him with the Islanders until May 2026.
Singh, a 21-year-old prodigious attacker, played a crucial role in the Islanders’ highly successful ISL League Shield-winning campaign in the previous season as he had established himself as a core member of the squad.
Vikram, who is known for his capability of playing on the wings and down the middle in attack, netted five goals in the 2022-23 campaign, including a crucial late winner against Jamshedpur FC in the league before scoring against the same opposition once again in the Club Playoffs.
“I’m really excited to continue my journey with Mumbai City. In the last three years, I’ve grown as a footballer, learnt so many valuable life lessons and as a youngster, I could not have asked for more. I’ve had the privilege of working under someone like Des Buckingham and also the support of some of the best players in the country,” said Vikram in a media release.
“I still have a lot to learn, a lot to prove and committing three more years to Mumbai City was an easy decision for me and my family. I want to keep developing, contribute much more to my team and more importantly, win more titles for the Club and for our fans,” he added.
Born in Chandigarh, Vikram began his journey in the game as a youngster at the Chandigarh Football Academy before moving up to senior football in 2018, playing for and even captaining the Indian Arrows.
Vikram is considered as one of the most promising young footballers in the country with a keen eye for goal as he produced five goals in 27 games for Indian Arrows over the course of two seasons.
After his exploits in the I-League were noticed, he then moved to Mumbai City FC ahead of the 2020-21 season, at a time when he was just 18-years-old.
Notably, Vikram hogged limelight at the U-16, U-17, and U-20 levels for the Indian national team, playing a crucial role in India’s impressive showing in the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship.
Although he has been called up to the senior side but is yet to make his international debut.
“To secure Vikram for another three seasons is wonderful for the club and continues one of our key aims of developing the best young Indian players. The learning and understanding Vikram has been able to demonstrate in the past two seasons combined with the impact he has shown in games is an exciting prospect for everyone involved,” said Des Buckingham, head coach of Mumbai City FC.
“I am very happy to continue having the ability to coach such a dynamic player who will undoubtedly be an important part of our team both short and now long term,” he added.