Indian starlet on trial at Leicester City
An India Under-19 international is on trial at Leicester City.
Brandon Fernandes will join up with City's development squad for a two-week trial at the King Power Stadium, following a trial at Premier League side Reading.
Fernandes, who is from Goa, plays for ASD Cape Town, in South Africa, after coming through their academy.
He was noticed by scouts when he impressed in the Manchester United Soccer Skills tournament, in 2008.
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The 18-year-old attacking midfielder has represented India at U13, U16, U17 and U19 levels, including scoring a hat-trick for the U19s.
Fernandes said the people of Leicester had made him very welcome and that he has already been made to feel at home.
"Leicester City are a great club," he said. "I meet up with the development squad today and I'm really looking forward to focusing on my football."
"I like to play an attacking, passing game and play short balls, try to find spaces so I can create chances for the strikers.
"I am very confident that I can do well because I believe in myself and work hard. All I can do is my best, and hope that will be enough.
"My dream is to play for a club in the Premier League so I would love to be able to help Leicester City get there."