Bengaluru FC Sign Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
The Blues have completed a major signing for their upcoming season, roping in Indian National Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu from Norwegian side Stabaek FC for an undisclosed transfer amount, the club announced on Thursday.Sandhu will be available for selection for the home leg of the crucial Inter-Zonal semi final against North Korean side April 25 SC on August 23.
Gurpreet becomes the first Indian player to be signed from a European club by an Indian club in a move involving a transfer fee. Sandhu who arrived in Bengaluru on Thursday said, “Im extremely delighted to have signed for Bengaluru FC. While the experience of playing in Europe was fantastic, lack of game time was an important factor in making the decision of moving back to India. I had an offer from another top-flight club in Europe, but the need to play regularly ahead of the AFC Asian Cup in 2019 was something that was on my mind.” He further added, “The fact that Bengaluru FC was interested in me was encouraging considering what they have achieved over the last few years. With BFC playing on the continental level this season as well as the next one, it will provide the perfect platform for me.”
“Its a matter of pride that Gurpreet has chosen to play for BFC. For us, he as big as a European signing. His presence and leadership will add immense stability to the team. While he is with us, we will provide him with all the support he needs to be back among Europes elite.”Club CEO Parth Jindal commented.
Bengaluru FC Capture Indias No 1 Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu From Norwegian side Stabaek For Undisclosed Transfer Amount.