Indian Super League

Amrinder Singh signs three-year contract extension with Mumbai City FC despite 7th-place finish

The 24-year-old goalkeeper conceded 28 goals in 16 matches this season, as his club failed to reach the Indian Super League semi-finals.

Indian goalkeeper Amrinder Singh has signed a three-year contract extension with Mumbai City FC, days after the club finished seventh in the 2017-’18 season of the Indian Super League.

The 24-year-old shot-stopper tops the table for the most number of saves made by a goalkeeper this season, with 55. His nearest competitor is FC Pune City’s Vishal Kaith with 45, although the latter’s tally could increase considering the club is in the semi-finals.

Amrinder joined Mumbai City in the second half of last season, initially on loan from Bengaluru FC who were then not in the ISL. He ended up winning the Golden Glove award last season despite starting late, conceding just three times in six matches.

Mumbai made the contract permanent ahead of the current season and Amrinder was the first player to be retained by the Islanders for the 2017-’18 campaign. He featured in 16 of Mumbai’s 18 league matches this season but did not have such a great campaign, conceding 28 goals and keeping only two clean sheets, even as the club failed to reach the semi-finals.

However, Mumbai have kept their faith in the Mahilpur-born goalkeeper. “We believe he is the best goalkeeper in the country and has proved his worth over the last two seasons,” said club CEO Indranil Das Blah. “He is hard-working, dependable and professional and the club is lucky to have secured his services for the next few years.”

Amrinder said that he “did not have to think twice” before signing on to stay with the club for three more seasons. “The last season and a half that I’ve spent here in Mumbai has been extremely fruitful for me on both, a personal and a professional front,” he said.

“I believe that the set up we have here at Mumbai City FC is top notch and that we’re in the right direction. And moreover, the management, the staff, and the fans have been extremely supportive and wonderful,” he added.

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