Indian Arrows, the development team of Indian football, run by the Indian football governing body AIFF. It is a team that is completely made up of Indian football players to develop them, therefore, Indian Arrows never sign any foreign quota players.
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) created the team to develop the Indian players and gave them a platform to showcase their talent. If anyone performs well, then they are most likely to be picked by an Indian Super League (ISL) club.
And the same has happened in the past, a lot of young Indian Arrows players who performed well were signed up by an ISL club. So, now we take a look at some of the Indian Arrows players who will move up the ladder in their club career this season.
Rohit Danu, a young centre forward of Indian Arrows will join Hyderabad FC of Indian Super League for coming 2020-21 season. Rohit Danu is just 18 years old and was born on 10th of July 2002 in Uttarakhand’s Bageshwar. He started his career at the AIFF Elite Academy in 2017 and later in 2018, he was signed up to play for the Indian Arrows squad. In his first season for the team, he scored 4 goals in total 14 I-League appearances. While, last season he only made 7 appearances due to Vikram Pratap Singh playing as the main centre forward for the team, and he was unable to find the back of the net.
Another 18 years old young centre forward of the team, Givson Singh will join the yellow army of ISL, Kerala Blasters FC this season. Givson Singh was born on June 5 of 2002 in Manipur’s Moirang. He has represented Minerva Punjab and AIFF Elite Academy during his youth career and then he joined Indian Arrows for the 2018/19 season. Last season, he made a total of 16 appearances for the Arrows and scored 2 goals and also set-up 2 goal scoring chances for his teammates.
Hendry Antonay, Saurabh Meher
Odisha FC has snapped up 2 great defenders from the Indian Arrows for this season. Hendry Antonay, the right-back and Saurabh Meher, the centre back, both will join the Odisha based club for this season. Hendry Antonay and Saurabh Meher both made 12 and 8 appearances respectively for the club last season. Both are sure gonna be a big part of club’s long term plan as Odisha FC at the moment investing in the long term.
17 years old Lalbiakhlua Jongte will join the Hyderabad FC squad for this season. Jongte was born on 23rd July of 2002 in Guwahati’s Mizoram. Jongte, the goalkeeper, joined the Indian Arrows squad in 2018/19 season and appeared 8 times for the club. While last season, he appeared 9 times for the club and conceded only 10 goals and he also registered 2 clean sheets to his name. At this young age, he was already valued at 60 lakh.
Manvir Singh, another forward playing player who can also play in the midfield has been snapped up Kerala Blasters FC for this season. He was seen playing for the Arrows 8 times this season but has been unable to score any goals. Manvir, the 19 years old will be hoping that he gets game time so he can continue his development.
Vikram Pratap Singh
Next up is probably the biggest transfer of Indian Arrows player this season. The 18 years old youngster of Indian Arrows, Vikram Pratap Singh will be joining the City Football Group owned Mumbai City FC this season when the Indian Football transfer starts on 1st of August. Vikram Pratap, the Punjab born player had a great season in the I-League last season. Last season, playing for the Arrows, he appeared 14 times for the club and found back of the net 4 times. Mumbai City FC signed him up for just INR50 lakh.
So far, these are all the Indian Arrows players who will be stepping up a ladder in their career with the hope of reaching the top of the pile. More players are expected to follow these players when the Indian football transfer window opens on 1st of August and will continue till October 20.