Chennaiyin FC have inked a two-year deal with defender Gurmukh Singh ahead of the next season of the Indian Super League (ISL).The Jalandhar-born footballer will join the two-time ISL champions after impressive showings for the I-League outfit, Rajasthan United FC.
He was a vital cog for the club as they emerged champions in the second division of the I-League in 2021."Gurmukh Singh is a great addition to this squad. We know that he has played a huge role in Rajasthan United's I-League season which finished with the second-best defensive record in the league.
I would like to welcome him to the Chennaiyin family," said Chennaiyin FC co-owner Vita Dani.In his debut I-League season last year, Gurmukh spent 900 minutes on the pitch in 10 games. He also featured in six championship stage matches for them.
A product of East Bengal's youth academy, Gurmukh is the second defender to join the Marina Machans this summer after Monotosh Chakladar, who was signed by the club last week, the club said in a release on Saturday.
"Since I started playing football, playing in the ISL has always been my dream and today with God's grace that has turned into reality. I am thankful to Chennaiyin FC for placing their trust in me. I assure the club and the fans that I'll do everything I can to take the club to new heights. Looking forward to the season."
Gurmukh expressed his excitement about joining Chennaiyin FC.Gurmukh, who was also part of Minerv' Academy FC's set-up in the past but didn't get a game, made his professional debut for Rajasthan United in 2021 and went on to play 22 matches for them across competitions.