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NRI footballer signs professional contract with Liverpool, becomes the first player of the Indian heritage

NRI footballer signs professional contract with Liverpool becomes the first player of the Indian heritage pardesi news 1459247764

Indian-origin Yan Dhanda became the first player of Indian origin to sign a professional contract with English football powerhouse Liverpool.

The England youth international, Yan Dhanda, who recently turned 17, has become the first player of Indian heritage to have signed a two-and-a-half year contract with the Anfield club, Liverpool.

The attacking midfielder is the second British Asian with a professional contract at the top level after Swansea's Neil Taylor. Dhanda was born in Birmingham, and joined Liverpool's academy in July 2013 from West Bromwich Albion club.

The young midfielder has played for England at the Under-16 and Under-17 levels and won the ‘up-and-coming player’ at the Asian Football Awards in 2013.

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