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Dhanda becomes first Indian-origin player to sign Liverpool contract

Yan Dhanda became the first player of Indian heritage to sign a professional contract with English football giants Liverpool on Friday.

football Updated: Dec 18, 2015 20:53 IST
Yan Dhanda became the first player of Indian heritage to sign a professional contract with Liverpool FC.
Yan Dhanda became the first player of Indian heritage to sign a professional contract with Liverpool FC.(Liverpool FC Photo)

Yan Dhanda became the first player of Indian heritage to sign a professional contract with English football giants Liverpool on Friday.

The England youth international recently turned 17 and signed a two and a half year contract with the club, according to the BBC official website.

He is also the second British Asian with a professional contract at the top level after Swansea’s Neil Taylor. Dhanda was born in Birmingham and he joined Liverpool’s academy in July 2013 from West Bromwich Albion club.

The attacking midfielder has played for England at the Under-16 and Under-17 levels and won the up-and-coming player category at the Asian Football Awards in 2013.