According to a report from Lancs Live, Championship side Blackburn Rovers have brought in Indian Under-17s international Aniket Jadhav in for a three month trial period.
Indian Under-17s international Aniket Jadhav has joined Blackburn Rovers on trial, which will last for three months, Lancs Live has claimed. Jadhav comes in from I-League side Jamshedpur FC – who are also owned by Rovers owners Venky’s.
The 17-year-old made a name for himself during India’s Under-17 World Cup campaign, despite the fact that they were knocked out in the group stages after losing all three games. His pace and skills caught the eyes of onlookers, shining in a struggling side.
The youngster said that he is looking forward to his spell with Blackburn in an interview with The Times in India (quotes via Lancs Live).
“For someone coming from a small place in Kolhapur, it’s a dream come true,” Jadhav said.
“I’m looking forward to this stint. The World Cup was a big experience for me and this is equally big.”
He has been on loan at Indian Arrows from Jamshedpur recently, featuring frequently for the I-League side. Playing out on the left wing and up front, Jadhav has played 20 games in his short career, netting on two occasions. He has represented India’s Under-17s on 11 occasions as well, scoring two goals.
The youngster will link up with the club’s youth sides in his three months with the Championship side, and he will be looking to prove his ability to coaches at Brockhall, where the academy trains.