• Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024

NorthEast United FC Signs Mayakkannan Muthu on Multi-Year Deal from Sreenidi Deccan FC

NorthEast United FC is delighted to announce the signing of Mayakkannan Muthu on a multi-year deal from Sreenidi Deccan FC. The 26-year-old midfielder from Tamil Nadu brings strength to the midfield of the Highlanders as they prepare for the upcoming season.

Mayakkannan Muthu began his football journey at Noble Football Academy, Tamil Nadu. His senior career took off with Gokulam Kerala FC, where he transitioned from the reserve team to the first team and played a crucial role in winning the I-League title in the 2020/21 season. In the following season, Mayakkannan joined I-League debutants Sreenidi Deccan, where he showed his versatility, primarily playing as an anchor man and a box-to-box midfielder. He also captained Sreenidi Deccan in their 2023-24 season, where he led them to a second place finish in the league.

Expressing his delight on joining the club, Mayakkannan said, “I am thrilled to join NorthEast United FC. The ambition of the club and the vision they have for the future really motivated me to come here. I am excited to work with the team and contribute to our success in the upcoming seasons.”

Speaking about the latest addition, Head Coach, Juan Pedro Benali, said “We are very pleased to have Mayakkannan join us. His versatility and work ethic make him a valuable addition to our midfield. I look forward to working with him and helping him develop further as we aim for greater achievements this season.”

Mandar Tamhane, CEO of NorthEast United FC, shared his thoughts on the signing, ” Maya is a naturally gifted footballer and we’ve had our eyes on for a while now. We see great potential in him, and with the technical staff we have here, he has the opportunity to grow into a top-class midfielder. We are confident that he will make a significant impact on our squad.”

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