Guwahati: NorthEast United FC is thrilled to announce the signing of promising young talent, Laishram Danny Meitei. The 15-year-old midfielder joins the Highlanders on a three-year contract and boasts an incredible resume at such a young age.
Danny, who hails from Manipur, has quickly risen through the ranks having begun his journey with Imphal City Football Club. He then joined Sudeva Delhi FC where he continued to flourish in the middle of the field. Such has been his impact on the field that the left-footed midfielder has been a regular fixture in the India U-17 team. Danny was notably part of the team that won the SAFF U-17 Championship in 2022 and also the one that participated in the AFC U-17 Asian Cup earlier this year.
Assistant Coach Naushad Moosa expressed his thoughts on Danny's arrival, saying, "Danny is a promising young hard-working midfielder with great attacking prowess. He was part of the U-17 Indian team and he even scored against the eventual champions Japan in the AFC U-17 Asian Cup. I believe he has the potential to be make a big impact in the future."
Danny expressed his excitement about joining the Highlanders, emphasizing the club's professional setup and his deep connection to the region.
"I'm thrilled to be part of NorthEast United FC. It's a professional setup, and being from the Northeast, it feels like my hometown club. I'm excited to contribute to the team's success and play in front of the passionate fans," said Danny.
NorthEast United FC CEO, Mandar Tamhane, welcomed Danny to the NorthEast United FC family, highlighting the club's commitment to nurturing young talents.
"We are delighted to have Danny Meitei join NorthEast United FC. Our vision is to provide opportunities to budding talents, and Danny's addition aligns perfectly with this philosophy. We believe he has a bright future ahead and will thrive within our setup," stated Mandar Tamhane.