Shillong:Indian Super League (ISL) franchise NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) announced on Friday the signing of central midfielder Fanai Lalrempuia for the third edition of the tournament later this year. After winning the I-league Under-19 twice in 2012 and 2013, Lalrempuia has garnered the acclaim and accolades of critics and fans alike. Besides his eye-catching stints in the I-League and the ISL, Lalrempuia also has a call-up for the Indian U-19 team during the qualifiers of AFC U-19 Championship in 2014. Born in Lunglei, Mizoram, Fanai is set to return home and contribute in NEUFC’s push for honors this season with his ball control, accurate passing and agility. "Fanai is one of the most technically skilled players in his category. He is a rare breed who has tons of potential in his locker. He is quick, agile, a good passer of the ball and knows how to put in a tackle," Ardeshir Jeejeebhoy, director of football, NEUFC said in a release. "We are looking forward to him putting in his utmost dedication because we know that on his day, he can make a difference on the pitch."