Margao: Dempo Sports Club has roped in Under-19 national team striker Uttam Rai, one of the top prospects in India football. Rai is currently with the AIFF U-19 Elite Academy in Goa.
He chose the 5-time I-League champions after being courted by most of the top ranked clubs in country. Rai has recently returned from an impressive stint with English Championship side Reading Football Club, where he has scored four goals for Reading FC's development side during a series of friendly matches.
Prior to his time in England, Rai spent six months with the Colorado Rush Academy in the USA and also trained with MLS side Chicago Fire.