20-year old Sarpreet Singh has become the first player of Indian origin to have been signed by the German football club, Bayern Munich.
According to Fox Sports Asia, Bayern Munich has signed him for a 3-year deal for their youth team, with the possibilities of promotion to the main roster, depending on his performance.
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It is with great joy that I announce I have signed with FC Bayern München for the next three years. Words cannot describe how I’m feeling right now but I’m extremely excited for this opportunity to develop myself further here in Munich and represent my country and New Zealand football. I look forward to getting to know everyone and also learning German. #MiaSanMia 💪
Singh has already made a name for himself in the Australian A-League for the Wellington Phoenix Football Club.
Singh had finished his first season for the team, as the highest goal scorer of the league. He was even described as the best player in the A-League by football critic Mark Bosnich.
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I want to say a big thank you to the Wellington Phoenix! The club believed in me and looked after me incredibly well during my 4 years in Wellington. It has been a huge honour to represent the Wellington Phoenix and I am forever grateful. A massive thank you to the fans. You guys have been amazing during my time and I can’t wait to join you guys in supporting the boys this season and in the future. To Leigh,Miya and the team at @wellingtonphoenixsoccerschool thank you for everything you have done for me in my career so far. You guys helped me and developed me immensely during my years in Auckland both on and off the field. To every single coach,friend,player and staff members I’ve been fortunate enough to work with a big thank you to you all. I am very lucky to have such amazing people in my life. And lastly I want to thank my family for everything, you have all made a lot of sacrifices for me to be where I am and I’m extremely blessed to have all of you support me in chasing my dreams. I will never forget where I came from and will always have you guys on my mind.
This deal with Der FCB not only makes him the first player of Indian origin to achieve the feat but also one of the biggest high-profile transfers in the history of New Zealand.
Talking to reporters, Phoenix general manager David Dome
We are thrilled for Sarpreet and his family and are extremely proud of what he has achieved to get to this stage of his career.
TRANSFER NEWS | #Nix youngster Sarpreet Singh signs with German super club @FCBayern 😱😱😱— Wellington Phoenix (@WgtnPhoenixFC) July 1, 2019
Congratulations Suddy, we know you'll do us proud!
Auf Wiedersehen @Sarpreetsingh88!
Read more here 👉 https://t.co/E63cnI2aMl@FCBayernEN @ALeague #StandUpWithYourNix pic.twitter.com/a27xEk4KjR
Hopefully, Singh succeeds in his new venture at Bayern Munich, where he will be in the company of some of the greatest in the game of football.