Young defender signs for HFC on long-term deal
Hyderabad: Indian Super League defending Champions Hyderabad FC have completed the signing of young defender Sajad Hussain Paray on a long-term deal, the club announced on Saturday.
The Jammu and Kashmir-born defender started his career with the J&K State Football Academy before joining the Indian Arrows in 2020. He spent two seasons with the Arrows, making 22 I-League appearances while registering a couple of goals.
He also represented the India U20 side in the 2022 SAFF U20 Championship and has signed for his first ISL club with Hyderabad FC.
🙌 Welcome to the Hyderabad FC family, Sajad!
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— Hyderabad FC (@HydFCOfficial) December 31, 2022
“I am really excited to be a part of this superb club,” said Sajjad, after penning his deal. “HFC are renowned to give chances and groom youngsters and we have seen that over the last three seasons. It’s an honor for me to be part of this club, and I hope to grow as a professional in the coming seasons,” he added.
Sajad will spend the rest of the season on loan with I-League side Gokulam Kerala, who are currently fourth in the league table.