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Villareal Come Calling For Pune City FC’s Indian Teen Ashique Kuruniyan

Pune city FC’s teenage star Ashique Kuruniyan is on the verge of becoming the first malayali player to join a European club.

aashiqueThe 19 year old is expected to join the youth academy of Spanish club, Villareal in November. The yellow submarines are sitting 4th in this season.

Earlier, 18-year-old Kashmiri, Ishan Pandita become the first Indian to sign a professional contract with a La Liga club, when he struck a deal with newly promoted CD Leganes.

ashique-kuruniyanThe left footed midfielder is a huge Angel Di Maria fan and hopes to emulate him one day. The young starlet has also represented India in U-18 and U-19 levels and is the youngest squad member of the ISL side.

“I realise the importance of the chance I have received and I know if I do good there it will open a door of opportunities for not just me, but several young footballers in our country,” said the teenager who will leave for on the 7th.

fernando-roigVillareal CF’s president Fernando Roig quoted “We are more than happy to absorb Ashique Kuruniyan because we saw a spark in him. Our coaches will work on him and we will aim to realise his true potential.”

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