As football in this country grows as a sport, most of its credit goes to the spectacle that is the Indian Super League. The league with all its razzmatazz has renewed an entire generation’s interest in the sport. And as the league keeps on growing, moving from strength to strength, with fine foreign talents, some amazing football coaches and the best players in the country, ISL has also attracted some fine young talented footballers. India has never lacked in the talent department, but now with better infrastructure and better football development, the country is going through one of its best phase as a footballing nation. With the world dealing with a pandemic, the 2019-20 season came to a close with a final taking place behind closed doors. As the 2020-21 season rolls in and severe economic slow down that has hit the world along with Covid-19 virus, ISL clubs will be looking to sign affordable players without compromising on talent. Here are 5 immensely talented young players that the clubs can rope in for free.
Germanpreet Singh is a graduate of Tata Football Academy. He has a great eye for playing pass and move type football philosophy. He is also good in taking shots at goal and even converts them into scores. In 2013, he was selected for Indian U-19 during the 2014 AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers. He was also a part of preliminary squad of India U-23 for the 2014 Asian games. After signing for Dempo in 2015 he made his professional debut for the club against Sporting Goa. He then scored his first professional goal in the very next game he played against Royal Wahingdoh. In 2017 he signed for Chennaiyin FC in ISL although he made only a single appearance during his first season. He was also selected in the final squad of AFC Asian Cup 2019 and played in the opening game after coming on as a substitute. The team went to win the game by 4-1. Although he is a good talent, inconsistencies have been a part of his game. He hasn’t been able to replicate what he is good at. His forward passing is something he needs to work really hard upon. He tries to take safe options on the field and is therefore unable to play openly. However, at 23 years of age he still has time on his side. He can work upon himself and come back to playing what he is really good at. He can be a good player for any club he plays as well as national team too.