PIO Netan Sansara eyes Danish Success at FC Vestsjælland

FORMER England Under-18 and 19 international Netan Sansara is set to kick off the new season in Denmark after agreeing a one-year deal with Danish First Division side FC Vestsjælland.The 22-year-old Walsall-born pacey left-back adds another destination to his ever-impressive CV having plied his trade in England, Scotland and Cyprus. Sansara is one of a handful of players to prove that there is talent in the Asian community in Britain. He becomes the first British born Asian to ply his trade in Danish football.

Netan Sansara joins Danish Club FC Vestsjælland 
Sansara made his decision to sign for FC Vestsjælland after turning down a number of tempting offers from clubs across Europe, including a two-year extension with previous club, Cypriot outfit PAEEK FC. The Cypriot club were left in no doubt of Sansara's ability and versatility across the park after signing him last season. Primarily a left-back, he filled in for half of the season at centre-half, earning rave reviews across the football scene in Cyprus.

The Walsall-born defender began his career with his home town club, signing his first professional contract at the age of 17 and then breaking into the Saddlers first-team at the age of 18. Sansara then travelled north of the border to join Dundee in the Scottish First Division before making the decision to fly the flag for British footballers in 

His performances for PAEEK FC saw him shortlisted for the Player of the Year award at the inaugural Asian Football Awards, which took place at Wembley Stadium in January 2012. Off the pitch, Sansara has been active in the community in his role as ambassador for anti-racism and social inclusion group Kick It Out.

Sansara is relishing the challenge with FC Vestsjælland, saying: "I’m really excited about the new season ahead of me with my new club. I’m glad to have got my future sorted and now I can concentrate on my football.

“After spending a few days in Denmark during the summer training with the team I really enjoyed my stay there, the players and the staff and it was a big reason in why I opted to join FCV. The hard work begins now and I will be doing all I can to play my part in helping the club succeed.”

Sansara's agent, James Garley, from Achieve, said: "We are delighted to have found a club that matches Netan's ambitions and will help to develop him even further as a player. "The experience of playing in Denmark will broaden his game. There is a different culture and style of play to Danish football, which tends to be more technical than in some countries. We are sure Netan will adapt and continue to flourish in what looks to be a highly promising career in the game."

FC Vestsjælland, co-owned by Indian-based Anglian Football, have ambitions to challenge for honours in Denmark as well as to help develop football in India.
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