FROM WALSALL TO CYPRUS – THE JOURNEY SO FAR


WALSALL defender Netan Sansara has some big decisions to make about his future – but will wait until the season is over to choose his path.

Netan Sansara made a memorable debut for Dundee after the former Walsall full-back agreed a 28-day contract.
The 21-year-old conceded a penalty and was sent off during Dundee’s 1-0 win over Queen of the South.
“I had a look at him on Thursday and Friday and didn’t think it was that much of a gamble to fling him in,” boss Gordon Chisholm told BBC Scotland.
“Maybe I was wrong since he got sent off and gave away a penalty. It was an eventful day for the boy.”
Sansara made 27 appearances for Walsall in League One before being released this summer.
“He’s big and athletic and this gives us a chance to have a look at him,” added Chisholm.
“Because he’s coming up from England we can’t field him as a trialist, so we had to offer him something.”

FROM WALSALL TO CYPRUS – THE JOURNEY SO FAR


WALSALL defender Netan Sansara has some big decisions to make about his future – but will wait until the season is over to choose his path.

The 19-year-old has been offered a new contract by manager Chris Hutchings this week, but his exploits have also attracted a number of clubs who are willing to prize him away from the Saddlers.

Championship side Watford are rumoured to be preparing a summer swoop for Sansara. There are also rumours of the former England u-18 pledging his allegiance to the Indian national team.

But the left-back spoke just as the season ended and said all the key decisions about his career will be sorted out in the next few weeks.

Sansara sat out much of the last month of the season after damaging ankle ligaments but is seen as a prize asset for the League One side, who will finish the season in mid-table.

“To be honest, I was surprised as anyone else,” he said when asked about being linked to Watford.

“My agent is looking into a number of options but nothing is agreed at the moment. My contract is up so there are going to be a few clubs interested in me, but we’ll have to wait until the summer to see what happens.

“You just want to play at the highest level possible. If there is a chance to play in a higher league, then that’s what you want to do as a footballer.

“Walsall are my parent club, I’ve been with them since i was a young boy. They’ll always be in my heart. I’d love to be here for a few more seasons but it’s up to god to see what is best for me.”

Sansara has already exceeded his own expectations in his breakthrough season with Walsall.

“At the start of the season, I set my target to play three-four games and I’ve played more than 10 so I’ve achieved more than what I expected. It’s been a great season for me personally.

“I know there’s other players here who are hungry for places. I always knew that in my breakthrough season, I may not play as many games as I want, which is frustrating but at the end of the day, as long as I’m doing well, training hard, my results will come.”

At the start of the season, Sansara was targeting a place in the England team for the U-20 World Cup this summer. But there has been talk of him going to the subcontinent to represent the country of his parents.

While Sansara might be heading to India for a sightseeing trip, he said there was no decision made about playing for the national side.

“I might go to India this summer to see the academies out there. I’m considering a few options out there. I’ve played for England which is a massive honour but there could be something bigger coming out of it. We just have to wait and see.”

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