has become the first player of Indian heritage to sign a professional contract with Liverpool club. The player who turned 17 on December 14, signed his contract alongside Liverpool academy director Alex Inglethorpe.

Liverpool Signs Its First Indian Origin Player Yan Dhanda

According to BBC, the Birmingham-born Dhanda has joined the Reds’ academy in July 2013 from West Brom and has now signed a two-and-a-half-year deal. He is the second British Asian with a professional deal in the top-flight, with Swansea’s Neil Taylor the other.

Dhanda has also played for England at under-16 and under-17 level. The attacking midfielder won the up-and-coming player category at the Asian Football Awards in 2013.