Reports: Indian national team defender offered contract by Qatari side Al Gharafa after AFC Asian Cup showing

Indian center back Sandesh Jhingan was a rock at the heart of defence for the Men in Blue in the AFC Asian Cup 2019  and his performances were noticed by Al-Gharafa.

Qatari sports news channel Al Kass have reported that Indian center back Sandesh Jhingan has been offered a contract by seven-time Qatar domestic league winners Al-Gharafa.

Jhingan, 25, who plays his club football in the ISL for Kerala Blasters was ever present for India in the AFC Asian Cup 2019, as the Men In Blue came within minutes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the tournament.

However, a 1-0 loss to Bahrain in the final group game saw them get eliminated.

Jinghan, though, did his reputation no harm by consistently being one of the team’s best players throughout the tournament and it comes as little surprise that he has attracted interest from the likes of Al-Gharafa.

If he does end up making the move to Qatar, he will play alongside the likes of Dutch superstar Wesley Sneijder, Slovakian international Vladimir Weiss and Iran star Mehdi Taremi.

However, it remains to be seen how the club will fit him into their roster as the Qatar Stars League allows only four international player in the team with Sneijder, Weiss, Portuguese player Diogo Amado and Taremi of Iran filling the spots at the moment.