Jamshedpur FC’s Latest Signing: Sreekuttan VS Poised to Make Impact

After a series of departures, Jamshedpur FC has declared their new signing. Sreekuttan Viruthiyil Santhosh, a winger/forward from Thissur, (Kerela) has signed for JFC for the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season. Sreekuttan VS is a 25-year-old winger and has committed to the Men of Steel for three years, with his experience in the I-League and AFC he is a top addition to the Jamshedpur FC’s squad.

He signed his first professional contract with local club FC Kerela in 2019-20 season. Afterwards, Sreekuttan began playing for ARA Fc and made 4 appearances and then went on to play for the reserve side of Kerala Blasters for the 2020–21 Kerala Premier League season. Sreekuttan was successful and his striking performance in the tournament earned him a raise to the senior side for the pre-season of the 2021–22 ISL season. Gokulam Kerala, the defending champions of the I-League, wasted no time and secured him on loan for the 2021–22 season.

Sreekuttan with I-league title

“I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Head Coach Khalid Jamil and the club management for their confidence in me. I am thrilled to join the Jamshedpur FC family and am eager to contribute meaningfully to the team’s success. I am committed to giving my utmost effort on and off the field. I am especially excited about the prospect of playing at the Furnace, where I look forward to playing in front of our passionate supporters.”

Sreekuttan’s enthusiasm after joining Jamshedpur

Even though he is mostly utilised as a right winger, this versatile player can be deployed as a centre forward and left wingers as well. The 25 years old has the experience of playing top competitions like AFC Cup and has the hunger to prove himself in the top division of Indian football.

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Sreekuttan at Gokulam Kerala FC

Sreekuttan joined the Malabraian in December 2021 as a loan deal from Kerala Blasters FC. During his stint with Gokulam Kerala, Sreekuttan played a crucial role in the team’s success. In 69 matches, he scored six goals and provided nine assists, contributing significantly to Gokulam Kerala’s defense of their I-League title, making them the first club in fifteen years to achieve this feat. In I-League 2023-24, Sreekuttan played 17 matches where he started 10 of them. He scored thrice in the campaign and also helped the team with 4 assists. This is his personal best figure during the three-year tenure at Gokulam Kerela.

Image: Gokulam Kerala FC

“Sreekuttan is an excellent addition to our team, significantly enhancing our attacking capabilities. His versatility allows him to play effectively in various positions, providing us with strategic options and adaptability based on the situation. Having been a part of a championship-winning team, he brings a winning mentality and ambition to our squad. This experience and mindset are invaluable as we strive to achieve success and win silverware for the club and our dedicated fans.”

Head Coach Khalid Jamil words after Sreekuttan signed for Jamshedpur Fc

After all the departures Jamshedpur FC is ready to unveil their new signings. Sreekuttan will join with Nongdamba Naorem, Komal Thatal, Imran Khan, Sanan, and many more. These young players can bring colours to the Men of Steel’s forward line. Khalid Jamil is known for working with these young footballers and helping them to achieve their highest potential. Jamshedpur secured 21 points in last year’s ISL. Jamshedpur is making changes in their squad, and it is expected that this year, the club will perform better than the previous year.  

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