5/13/2019 5:07:11 PM (GMT+3)

Bengaluru FC sign youngsters Wangjam, Gill

Bengaluru FC sign youngsters Wangjam, Gill

KOLKATA, India: Indian Super League champions Bengaluru FC have signed Indian Arrows’ players Prabhsukhan Singh Gill (goalkeeper) and Suresh Singh Wangjam (midfielder), the club said in a statement on Monday.

With Carles Cuadrat extended his stay as head coach until 2021, the new signings mark the beginning of the club’s first-team plans for the 2019-20 season.

Prabhsukhan, who has signed a one-year deal and whose elder brother Gursimrat has had two stints at the Blues, said, “I’ve only heard good things about Bengaluru FC. I can’t wait to begin pre-season with this team. To be in the company and share the pitch with players like Sunil Chhetri and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu is something I am looking forward to,” said the 18-year-old.

Wangjam, who began his career with the Bir Chandra Memorial Sports Club in Manipur, was selected to represent the India U14s in 2014 and was also a part of the national team that took part in the FIFA U17 World Cup in 2017. Before joining the Blues, the 18-year-old spent two years alongside Prabhsukhan in the Indian Arrows setup.

“Everyone knows that Bengaluru has been a successful team in recent years. To be a part of that journey makes me very happy. I’m really excited to get this chance, and I look forward to making the most of it,” said Wangjam, who joined on a two-year contract.

Cuadrat said he was excited by the prospect of the new signings.

“We are happy to add two young talented players to the squad. Last season, we showed that Bengaluru FC have room for youngsters. We’re willing to give them the experience of playing with the first team. I’m sure that these two boys stand to improve a lot and will become an important part of our club as we look to defend the title,” said the Spaniard. (Pic: Bengaluru/Twitter)