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Chennaiyin FC sign defender Gurmukh Singh ahead of 2022-23 ISL season

The Jalandhar-born footballer will join the two-time ISL champions after impressing for Rajasthan United FC in the I-League. He was an important cog in the club’s success in the I-second League’s division in 2021.

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Chennaiyin FC has signed defender Gurmukh Singh to a two-year contract ahead of the next season of the Indian Super League (ISL).

The Jalandhar-born footballer will join the two-time ISL champions after impressing for Rajasthan United FC in the I-League. He was an important cog in the club’s success in the I-second League’s division in 2021.

“Gurmukh Singh is a great addition to this squad. We know that he has played a huge role in Rajasthan United’s I-League season which finished with the second-best defensive record in the league. I would like to welcome him to the Chennaiyin family,” said Chennaiyin FC co-owner Vita Dani.

Gurmukh played 900 minutes in 10 games in his first I-League season last year. He also appeared for them in six championship stage matches.

Gurmukh, a product of East Bengal’s youth academy, is the Marina Machans’ second defender signing this summer, following Monotosh Chakladar, who joined the club last week, according to a club release on Saturday.

“Since I started playing football, playing in the ISL has always been my dream and today with God’s grace that has turned into reality. I am thankful to Chennaiyin FC for placing their trust in me. I assure the club and the fans that I’ll do everything I can to take the club to new heights. Looking forward to the season.” Gurmukh expressed his excitement about joining Chennaiyin FC.

Gurmukh, who had previously been a member of Minerv’ Academy FC but did not play, made his professional debut for Rajasthan United in 2021 and went on to play 22 matches for them across competitions.

(Inputs from IANS)