Delhi Dynamos sign EPL striker Nabi on loan

New Delhi: Delhi Dynamos signed English Premier League (EPL) club West Bromwich Albion’s striker Adil Nabi on loan for the second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) on Saturday.

Nabi will be the first EPL player to turn out in the ISL.

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Following an impressive season for West Brom’s youth team, head coach Tony Pulis included him in the senior team.

“It’s a great opportunity for Adil and we will follow his progress closely. I’m a big supporter of a young man stepping out of his comfort zone and experiencing another part of the world. I think he will come out of it a better, more mature person and as a result a better footballer,” Pulis said in a statement on Saturday.

Adil was excited about his latest career move.

“I didn’t really have to think about it for too long. The idea appealed to me the moment it was proposed. I spoke to my parents and to people at the club and everyone thought it was an exciting idea,” Adil said in the release.

“I can’t wait. It is going to be an amazing experience. Some of the players who are now going to India are the biggest names in world football and working under a legend like Roberto Carlos is a chance not to be missed. I have spoken to the gaffer (Tony Pulis) and he agrees that it can be a great development opportunity for me. To go out, away from all my home comforts, and experience life and different football.”

Dynamos coach Roberto Carlos his signing is exactly what was needed in terms of fresh strength and balance for the team this season.

“Adil is an exciting prospect with very good technique, vision and finishing. I am sure he will contribute immensely to Delhi Dynamos and I am looking forward to seeing him in training,” Carlos said in the release.