Youngster pens long-term deal with HFC ahead of 2023-24 campaign
Hyderabad: Further adding to the exciting midfield options in the squad, Hyderabad FC have now completed the signing of Mizoram-born midfielder Lalchhanhima Sailo, the club announced on Saturday.
The 20-year-old joins the Nawabs on a three-year deal with an option for another year, and will be a part of the squad at the club ahead of the 2023-24 campaign.
“I am very happy to join Hyderabad FC and be a part of ISL this season,” said the youngster after putting pen to paper. “With the way the club shows trust in youngsters and what they have achieved as a team, it has been my long desire to be here and I thank the coach and the management for showing the trust in me,” added Sailo expressing his delight.
🤩 Mizo Midfielder Incoming 🔥
The gifted youngster, Lalchhanhima Sailo is one of us 💛 🖤
— Hyderabad FC (@HydFCOfficial) September 2, 2023
Having started his professional career with Punjab U15s, Sailo spent three years nurturing his game before joining Indian Arrows, slowly growing into a regular in the first team in the I-League.
Sailo moved on to Aizawl FC in 2022, where he scored three goals in 19 games from a midfield role.
“I want to work hard and contribute to the club’s success while I evolve myself as a better player at the club,” added an excited Sailo.
A hard-working midfielder with a keen eye for a pass, Sailo has 28 appearances for the India U16s while also making it to the U19s not so long ago.
He will be a part of the first team at Hyderabad FC, where he will look to impress and break into the first team ahead of the new season.