East Bengal Rope at the Indian origin end of Iran Omid Singh
KOLKATA: Eastern bengal have cordoned off the end of Iranian Indian origin Omid Singh In a two-year contract, a senior official confirmed on Sunday.
The 29-year-old will join the Naft Masjed Soleyman FC I-League heavyweights at the Pro League of the Persian Gulf .
He already put paper for our club. He is now in Tehran and has signed a two-year contract, the club's executive committee member, Debabrata Sarkar, told IANS.
Omid was in the limelight last year when he expressed his desire to play for India. Croatian coach Igor Stimac had also invited Omid to play for the national team.
Although he was raised in Iran, Omid's father has an Indian passport.
I liked to play for the Iranian national football team but I wasn't invited to the Melli team. At the moment, Iran is one of the best teams in Asia and it is difficult to be part of the team. Mr. Stimac called me and I agreed to play for India, the Tehran Times said last July.
"I am not familiar with Indian football team but I know that they have progressed a lot in recent years. David James, Robert Pires, Nicolas Anelka, Roberto Carlos and Zico have played in Indian league in the past years," he added.
Omid started his playing career in Gahar Zagros in Iranian football league and has also plied his trade in top-flight teams Naft Masjed Soleyman, Esteghlal Khuzestan, Pars Jonoubi and Nassaji. Eastern bengal are placed second on the I-League table with 23 points from 16 matches. Arch-rivals Mohun Bagan have already won the title with four rounds to spare and have a 13-point lead. The I-League is suspended at the moment due to the coronavirus pandemic.