ISL: Jamshedpur FC sign versatile forward J Emmanuel-Thomas

The 31-year-old, also known as Jett, has the experience of playing for the likes of Arsenal, Blackpool, Doncaster Rovers, Cardiff City, Ipswich Town, Bristol City, Queens Park Rangers, Milton Keynes Dons, Gillingham. PTT Rayong, Livingston and Aberdeen in their illustrious careers so far.

The One Gate man has now found a home in Jamshedpur as he signed on to represent the Red Minors.

“Following the growth of Indian football has been fascinating and it is a wonderful feeling to be a part of the ISL League Shield winners. It is time to put the laurels of last season to rest and work hard for the next. Every game is tough. And my goal is to contribute to winning as a team while playing exciting football and thrill the incredible Jamshedpur fans every time we take the field.”

This Arsenal Youth Academy graduate is a versatile playwright, forward and can also play as a winger. He has been a part of the England national team at the under-17 and under-19 levels. With his physicality, speed and close control, JET scored 13 goals in 13 games for Arsenal Under-23s in his breakout season.

Jamshedpur FC head coach Eddie Boothroyd said, “Jet is a top player with excellent experience and has played extensively in England as well as Asia. He brings a lot of offensive flexibility and can play in the many positions that our squad can afford. Adds firepower.” ,

“Creating and eliminating chances is the strength that JET adds to a team with a winning mindset. He has a great eye for dominating the game while taking on opponents for a good pass and skill full foot of the field. A great man outside as well, I had a lot of interactions with him and he demonstrated a solid intention to come and represent Jamshedpur.”

JET will join the team for the pre-season in mid-August wearing the number 10 jersey.

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