Bengaluru: Bengaluru FC skipper Sunil Chhetri put pen to paper on a fresh one-year deal that will see him stay at the Club until the end of the 2020-21 season, the Blues announced on Tuesday.
The deal adds to the AIFF Player of the Year’s current contract at the JSW Group-owned side. The 33-year old Chhetri had earlier signed a three-year deal with the Blues ahead of their move to the Indian Super League (ISL) last season. Having won the club’s Top Scorer of the Year award for five consecutive seasons, Chhetri is Bengaluru’s highest goal scorer, with 71 strikes in 144 appearances.
Bengaluru FC are currently in pre-season training at their residential facilities in Ballari, following which they will fly out to Spain for a pre-season camp.
The Blues’ first competitive match of the season kicks off in less than a month, when they take on Turkmenistan’s Altyn Asyr FK in a two-legged Inter-Zone semifinal of the AFC Cup, on Aug.22 and 29.