Mumbai: Pune-based I-League outfit Bharat FC roped in more domestic players to their squad, signing on former junior international Bikramjeet Singh, ex-youth international Simranjeet Singh and attacking midfielder G Vignesh, the club announced on Monday.
While Bikramjeet moves to Bharat FC from Pune's DSK Shivajians, Simranjeet and G Vignesh join from Churchill Brothers SC and South United FC, respectively ahead of its debut in the I-League commencing on January 17, a media release said here.
The 21-year-old Bikramjeet, a central defender, was an integral part of the India Under-19 team in 2010-11 for the AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers, playing all five games for the Arthur Papas-coached side.
Midfielder Simranjeet, who hails from Jaito Sarja village in Gurdaspur district of Punjab, graduated from the Tata Football Academy two years ago and then spent a season with Pailan Arrows, making eight appearances in the 2012-13 season. He then moved to Churchill Brothers in 2014.
Simranjeet has also been a youth international, having two substitute appearances to his name during the AFC qualifiers, playing for the India Under-22 side. Vignesh, from Bangalore, can play in a variety of positions across midfield. Primarily an attacking midfielder, the crafty 26-year-old has been used in wide positions on either flank by his previous coaches, including Derrick Pereira of Pune FC.
In 2012, he left Pune FC for Chirag United, Kerala playing for them in the I-League second division. In 2013, he moved to Bangalore side, South United.