Now this is as big as it can get. Brandon Fernandes, the wonderkid who represents India U19 team has been offered a contract worth $1 million to play for the English Premier League club that is lagging down the EPL chart.
Brnadon has been under the watch of EPL teams for over 4 years now since he impressed the scouts during Manchester United soccer skills program.
Talking to ESPNStar, Brandon says , “It is a great honour to have had a trial with Reading and [if a deal can be reached] I will be very happy to play for them.”
He is just 19 years old at the moment and has trained with the U21 team of Reading for 2 weeks. Currently undergoing training with the Leicester City FC, Brandon understands that the game in EPL is very physical.
I have been training with the club’s under-21s which is a good experience. I think that if I want to move to England I need to match their players physically.
If the deal materializes, he will be the 1st Indian to play in the top tier of English club football.