Aman for all seasons
The ‘Indian’ economy is the World’s tenth-largest by nominal GDP and third-largest by purchasing power parity, yet few ‘exports’ have made it in British football. I am delighted this Week to have become the sponsor of Stockport County’s latest recruit in Aman Verma – and wish him every success at Edgeley Park.
Aman said to the Manchester Evening News “the size of Stockport County made it an easy decision for him to join the club.” We certainly need him to be a ‘red hot indian’ after the latest two defeats to Altrincham (away) and to Colwyn Bay (home). In fairness, having witnessed both I personally felt that only Aman and Adriano Moke deserved any real credit from the performances.
COWS (County’s Official Web Site) states: “The midfielder began his career at Leicester City but having worked his way through their youth academy he failed to break into the first team squad and was eventually released. Having then played well for Conference North outfit Redditch United he was invited back to Leicester for a trial in December 2008, when he did enough to secure a six-month contract, which was then extended for a further year. Verma spent spells on loan at Crewe Alexandra, Histon, Kidderminster Harriers and Darlington before joining Kettering Town for the 2011/12 campaign. Last season the midfielder spent time playing in the Maltese Premier League with Floriana (the Vaughan’s Club!), leaving the club after it ran into financial difficulties.”