In what could come across as a major turn of events, Indian National Football Team’s best defender, Sandesh Jhingan, could possibly be making a move to Bengaluru FC.
Bengaluru FC’s club director Parth Jindal was involved in a live session on Instagram with West Block Blues, where he spoke about various things, some of which come across as a major shock.
Jindal hinted that there were a couple of players who if signed, would make fans go crazy. He said that those players have played for Bengaluru before, and would be huge if the deal finalizes.
There is no dearth of National Team players who have worn the BFC jersey in the past. The likes of Subhasish Bose, Sandesh Jhingan, Robin Singh, C.K. Vineeth, Len Doungel and Amrinder Singh have played for Bengaluru FC in the past, and out of these players, Jhingan looks to be one of the players hinted by Jindal.
Some days back the news of Jhingan leaving Kerala Blasters was made official by the club and the player himself. While the reason is undisclosed, the financial aspect of the deal looks to be a major issue for both the parties. Bengaluru FC, which is owned by the cash-strapped JSW, will be willing to pay a good amount of money for the defender.
Bengaluru FC had the best defence in the league last season, with the centre-back pairing of Albert Serran and Juanan doing exceptionally well to concede just 13 goals throughout the season. With Serran and Juanan both deep into their 30s, Jhingan might be a viable option to replace either of them, which would open up a foreign player slot for the team.
While there’s nothing concrete about this development, it wouldn’t be wrong to assume that Jhingan might be having a lucrative offer from Bengaluru. It would be a treat for the fans if the move takes place, and would certainly help BFC to assert their dominance on the national stage.