04 August 2011

Rohit Chand

Update August 4: Now Rohit is being linked to Lille!

I was absolutely floored when I saw this on the BBC Website:
1723: FOOTBALL - North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham will battle it out to sign 18-year-old Nepalese defender Rohit Chand, who plays for Indian First Division side Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) SC, reports talkSPORT.
Here's the BBC link and the TalkSport interview. A few websites are re-reporting it here and here and here.

As the former captain and star player of Machhindra FC, Rohit Chand is one of my favorite players. I definitely could see him playing in the the top flight of 2nd tier European league (e.g. Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark) in a few years time - but the Premier League, WOW! that would be beyond my wildest thoughts. Let's see what happens.

Here is a great highlights video of Rohit when he was at Machhindra:

A great interview with him can be found here. His Official Website. Some photos of Rohit (Media are free to use):