Mumbai Metropolis FC confirmed on Monday that the membership has reached an settlement with Hyderabad FC for the switch of Akash Mishra for an undisclosed price. The proficient younger left-back joins the defending Hero ISL Winners on a 5 yr contract till Could 2028.
Hailing from the city of Balarampur in Uttar Pradesh, Akash started his footballing journey enjoying regionally and for his faculty earlier than making the transfer to the U Dream Soccer Academy in Germany in 2015 on the age of 14.
Three years on, he returned to India to signify the Indian Arrows and made his debut within the I-League within the 2018-19 season. In 23 appearances over two seasons for the Arrows, Akash impressed with stable performances and earned himself a name as much as the India Beneath-18 Nationwide Group. His standout shows continued as Akash scored twice in seven video games, profitable the 2019 SAFF U18 Championship.
A transfer to Hyderabad FC adopted for Akash forward of the 2020-21 season the place the younger left-back went on to change into a key cog for Manolo Marquez’s aspect. Akash performed each minute of league soccer for Hyderabad FC in his debut season earlier than showing in each recreation within the 2021-22 marketing campaign, en path to profitable the Hero ISL Remaining. His constant performances had been recognised as he was named the Younger Participant of the 12 months by the Soccer Gamers’ Affiliation of India in 2022.
A name as much as the senior Indian Nationwide Group was no shock as Akash made his debut for the Blue Tigers in a world pleasant in opposition to Oman in March 2021. Now a daily left-back for the nation underneath Igor Stimac, the 21-year-old has 16 worldwide caps to his identify.
Thought-about as one among India’s high footballing abilities, Akash joins Mumbai Metropolis FC because the Islanders put together to take part within the 2023-24 AFC Champions League and defend their Hero ISL League Defend.
Akash Mishra mentioned, “Very like mine, the membership’s aspirations transcend home success, aiming to go away a mark in Asia as nicely and I’m excited to signify Mumbai Metropolis FC on the highest doable ranges. At simply 21, I’ve rather a lot to study, rather a lot to expertise and I’m trying ahead to assembly my new teammates, the employees and our followers. I wish to thank Hyderabad FC for his or her assist and affording me the chance to signify them, and I’m excited to start a brand new chapter of my life in Mumbai.”