Indian Super League new entrants Jamshedpur FC has announced the signing of Senegalese striker Talla N’diaye for the 2017-18 ISL season. Talla becomes the seventh foreign signing for Jamshedpur and also their first recruit who has not plied his trade in ISL.
The newly formed club, which already roped in several of the super-hit names from the previous editions of the tournament, has now taken a new turn by signing a player who is completely new to the Indian crowd.
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Speaking about his switch to India and Jamshedpur FC, Talla said, ‘I can’t express my feeling in joining Jamshedpur FC. I wanted to play in India since a long time and finally, the opportunity presented itself and I couldn’t say no to it. I am happy to know that our gaffer Steve Coppell rates me high and wants me to make a difference to the team. I am looking forward to joining my teammates during the pre-season and work hard to achieve our ultimate goal. i.e. the championship.”
Head Coach Steve Coppell was elated at the announcement and said “I am really pleased that Talla has agreed to sign for Jamshedpur FC and I am sure that he will do well for us. Talla is experienced and will provide the right balance to the team combination. This is an important signing for us as we continue the preparations to be ready for the new season.”
The experienced forward will now line up under the tutelage of ex-Reading manager Steve Coppell in the Jamshedpur-based side’s first foray in the ISL.