BENGALURU: Former Indian Super League champions Bengaluru FC have unveiled their latest acquisition – Kashmir-born frontman Danish Farooq Bhat on a two-year contract.
“BFC is one of the best clubs in the country, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to be a part of it. My immediate challenge is to do well in the AFC Cup and the Indian Super League. My ultimate goal is to achieve success with the club and to grow as a player,” Danish told PTI.
“When I got a call from my agent, who told me that BFC was interested in signing me, we felt it was the best option for me to grow as both a player and to showcase my talent at the highest level,” Danish added.
Danish has played for local teams like Lonestar Kashmir FC, J&K Bank XI and Real Kashmir FC.
Blues’ head coach Marco Pezzaiuoli was delighted with the signing.
“Danish has the experience of playing in many positions; as a striker, a winger and gives us a lot of options in attack. He’s a good character, has gelled well with the team and with his style of football gives the team a bit of technical quality.
“Danish was the captain of one of his previous teams, and also brings a bit of his leadership onto the pitch,” he said.
Danish has amassed as many as 48 appearances over the last three seasons in the I-League and registered seven goals and five assists in that time.
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