“The best player in the A-League right now” those were the words from former Manchester United and Chelsea keeper Mark Bosnich describing Sarpreet Singh after a virtuoso display against Brisbane in December.
The Wellington Phoenix midfielder Sarpreet Singh is now being watched by a host of European clubs has confirmed that he is in no rush to seek greener pastures, saying the next move in his football career will happen “in its own time”.
Sarpreet Singh is one of the A-League’s hottest properties after a breakout season.
The 20-year-old has been linked with Australian clubs and is often tipped as one of the current crop of A-League youngsters who could move to Europe. But Singh, who will play his 22nd match of this campaign tonight in Adelaide, takes a pragmatic approach.
“When the time’s right — it will happen in its own time,” Singh told the Herald on Sunday. “I think for now, I’m happy where I am. I’m contracted, the team is doing well and I am improving every day. I’m in a good place at the moment.”
Spend some time talking to Singh and one thing stands out — he’s extremely grounded, especially given his progress in the past 12 months or so. As recently as January last year, he was still turning out for the Phoenix reserves, with occasional first-team game time off the bench.
He then turned heads on his first A-League start (February 17, 2018) with a thumping goal against Perth Glory and was one of the few bright spots of an otherwise dismal 2017-18 campaign.
Singh has gone to a new level this season — excelling alongside Roy Krishna and David Williams, and thriving under coach Mark Rudan — and is the most exciting home-grown prospect in the A-League since Marco Rojas in 2010.
But Singh knows nothing has been achieved yet and his week-to-week consistency needs improvement.
“It’s been okay,” said Singh. “I’ve had my ups and downs. It’s my first full season as a professional and I’ve been learning a lot. I feel like I am finding some good form and I want to continue.”