India U17's Dheeraj Singh attracts offer from Rovers, will not extend with AIFF

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The player has received an offer from English League One club Blackburn Rovers following an impressive U-17 World Cup in between the sticks for India.

India's U-17 World Cup hero Dheeraj Singh has opted not to sign a contract extension with the All India Football Federation (AIFF), Goal can confirm. The player has also received an offer from English League One club Blackburn Rovers wherein he shall train for a minimum period of three months.

The 17-year-old goalkeeper from Manipur has an existing contract with the AIFF that runs until the end of the year. Interestingly, based on his current contract with them, AIFF has registered the player for I-League with the Indian Arrows squad coached by Luis Norton de Matos. 

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After his contract runs out, clubs interested in the signature of the young goalkeeper will have to get a 'No Objection Certificate' (NOC) from the football federation.

As of now, there are several Indian Super League (ISL) clubs interested in the player and one of those clubs has written to the federation regarding the matter. Should the player join Rovers, who are plying their trade in the third tier of English football, he would then be expected to ply his trade for the said ISL club.

Rahul KP hadn't signed a contract with the AIFF. However, the he has penned an extension of three years to commit his future to the Indian Arrows. However, Amarjit Singh hasn't penned an extension.

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