Delhi Dynamos FC winger Lallianzuala Chhangte is all set for a second trial at the Norwegian Club Viking FK as sources close to Talk Sports 24X7 can confirm. The 22 year old Mizo Indian national team player had a two days short stint in the same Norwegian club last season and got a positive nod out of it though he was somehow compelled to cut short his foreign stint last time due to his club fixtures.
Chhangte made it to the headlines in 2015 when he became the third youngest goal scorer for India’s senior national team scoring two goals against Nepal in the SAFF championship. He has been a regular for his club Delhi Dynamos for the last two seasons of ISL as he scored 8 goals out of his 36 appearances of which 5 goals came last season.
Lallianzuala started his youth career at high note as he was initially picked up by DSK Shivajian’s Liverpool international football academy where from he became the highest goal scorer in the U19 I-League making him earn a solid spot into the DSK senior team for the I league. In 2016 Chhangte was loaned out to NorthEast but had a very short spell of one appearance in the whole ISL season. Next season he was signed in from the draft by the Delhi based ISL franchise. There after it has been all up and good for the winger whose strength lies in pumping in crosses from the left flank.
Chhangte is all expected to reach Norway by 12th August and is scheduled to start his ten days long trial from the next day. The move was mediated by Krish Roy, Director, Business Development & International Relations, German Football Academy (GFA) in association with TSC Asia, New Delhi. In his last stint Chhangte grabbed a good eye from the Viking gaffer, Bjarne Berntsen who was hugely positive but the Viking FK coach wondered “Exciting. But the question is whether we need such a type of player now,” and it seems the time has come for Chhangte to make it into European realm as souces confirm that chances are all positive this time and if all is good we can expect Lalianzuala Chhangte to become the second and the probably the youngest Indian International to play in Europa League as Viking FK play in the top division league of Norway, which is famously called Eliteserien. The Stavengar-based club are eight-time league champions, with the latest title coming in 1991. The club, which got relegated at the end 2017 season, got a promotion in the top division in November last year.