Delhi Dynamos sign West Bromwich Albion's Adil Nabi on loan
DELHI DYNAMOS have signed English Premier League side West Bromwich Albion's talented youngster Adil Nabi on loan for the second season of the Indian Super League beginning in October.
#BPL to #ISL! Let's welcome @WBAFCofficial striker @NabiAdil to the #DelhiDynamos Pride! #dillikADIL @Oficial_RC3 pic.twitter.com/OJlb7zSAW2— Delhi Dynamos FC (@DelhiDynamos) August 28, 2015
The signing of the 21-year-old Pakistani origin striker was the first time a player under contract with an EPL club will move to an ISL side on loan, as reported by PTI.
Overwhelmed and excited to have joined @DelhiDynamos on loan ready for the @IndSuperLeague cant wait to get started @Oficial_RC3 âš½ï¸ðŸ™ŒðŸ¾ðŸ‘ðŸ¾— Adil Nabi (@NabiAdil) August 28, 2015
Adil won the hearts of the Baggies supporters last season when he scored 12 goals and set up six others in only 22 games for the youth team. Amongst his goals was a hat-trick against Aston Villa and a double strike against English giants Arsenal FC.
Following an impressive season, he was included in the squad that faced Manchester City and West Ham United last year in the English Premier League. West Bromwich Albion's head coach Tony Pulis then included him in his first team.
Tony Pulis said,
"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."
Commenting on his signing with Delhi Dynamos, Adil said,
"I did not 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.
"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,"
he said in a release.
Wishes also came from John Riise, who is also a new signing for the team. Riise wished him on Instagram. Check the video below to see what he had to say to his new team mate,
@NabiAdil Best of luck, Adil! Keep on working hard and scoring those goals. Your opportunity will come.— Baggies Galore (@BaggiesGalore) August 28, 2015
@NabiAdil @DelhiDynamos @IndSuperLeague @Oficial_RC3 Great news all round. Enjoy the adventure ðŸ‘— Bobby (@KoochyKoo) August 28, 2015
@NabiAdil welcome to DEN ! hope we have great season !— αÐºsÐ½ιÑ‚ vεÑÐ¼α (@Akshit_verma_) August 28, 2015
@NabiAdil @DelhiDynamos @IndSuperLeague @Oficial_RC3 @WBAFCofficial Welcome to India mate— karthik raj (@kartcric) August 28, 2015