Last Updated: February 03, 2023, 14:27 IST
Bengaluru FC have secured the long-term presence of goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu between their sticks because the custodian has put pen to paper on a five-year contract that may maintain him on the membership until 2028, the membership introduced on Friday.
The 31-year-old who joined the membership in 2017 after turning into the primary Indian participant to play within the UEFA Europa League at Norway’s Stabaek FC has been a mainstay in Bengaluru FC’s beginning XI since and has gone from energy to energy additionally making the beginning spot within the Indian nationwide crew his personal.
What’s a second 5 yr stint with the identical soccer membership in India? Unthinkable? Unprecedented? Unorthodox? Unreal? Then once more, when have we been followers of the abnormal? #2028 #GSS1 pic.twitter.com/8o5ElAkqeP— Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (@GurpreetGK) February 3, 2023
During this time with Bengaluru FC, Sandhu has gained three trophies which embody the Indian Super League (ISL) title in 2018-19, the Super Cup in 2018 and most lately the Durand Cup in 2022.
“I’m pleased to have extended my stay at Bengaluru FC, a club that has always shown faith in my abilities. The way the club and the city embraced me and the love shown by the supporters makes me believe that this is the best place for me to continue my journey,” mentioned Gurpreet, after finishing the formalities on his new deal.
Gurpreet has revamped a century of appearances for the membership throughout all competitions and was a part of the Blues’ title-winning squad in 2018-19. In addition to profitable the Indian Super League, the Bengaluru custodian has additionally gained the Super Cup (2018) and the Durand Cup in 2022. He can also be a two-time Golden Glove winner.
“Gurpreet has been a big influence on the club ever since he arrived in 2017, and we didn’t see a reason why that shouldn’t continue. In committing his long-term future to Bengaluru FC, we feel both him, and the club, have made a statement. I wish him the best, and believe he will continue to grow and get better at this football club,” mentioned Mustafa Ghouse, CEO of JSW Sports.
The Bengaluru FC goalkeeper additionally took to Twitter to specific his delight at extending his keep with the Blues.
Sandhu’s first activity since signing the extension might be to information Bengaluru FC to the ISL playoffs. The Blues at present sit in seventh place however are only one level behind Odisha FC who might solely handle a draw towards Chennaiyin FC on Thursday.
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