Delhi Dynamos F.C. have confirmed the signing of 25-year-old midfielder Siam Hanghal on a 2-year deal. Siam joins after completing a year-long season with Kerala Blasters, where he made 8 appearances for the Southern outfit.
A product of the famed Tata Football Academy, Siam started his career with Pailan Arrows back in 2012, before joining Bengaluru FC in the I-League in 2013.
The central midfielder won 2 I-League titles and a Federation Cup with the side before being loaned out to NorthEast United in the 2015 Indian Super League season, where his side narrowly missed out on a place in the semi-finals.
The Manipuri midfielder then moved on to sign for Chennaiyin FC in 2016.
“It is a big step forward for me. Dynamos are a side that has played some attractive attacking football over the years and it fits into my style of play perfectly,” Hanghal said upon completing his transfer.
Siam’s addition adds further steel to the Dynamos midfield that already boasts the likes of Vinit Rai, Romeo Fernandes, Nandhakumar Sekar and Lallianzuala Chhangte. The former Mumbai FC medio’s versatility can see him play on the wings as well as a box-to-box midfielder.
The 25-year old has represented the Indian National Team as well in the U-23 category, including the 2014 Asian Games.
“The club has some extremely talented young players in the side and I am not taking my position for granted. I want to earn a spot in the playing XI and looking forward to putting in consistent displays week-in week-out,” Hanghal added.
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