Bengaluru, January 14: Young striker Edmund Lalrindika has signed a new two-year deal with Bengaluru FC (BFC) that will keep him with the Indian Super League (ISL) champions till the end of the 2021-22 season.
The 20-year-old, who impressed in the recent BDFA Super Division League triumph, has also agreed to a loan deal and will turn out for I League outfit East Bengal till the end of the current season.
Edmund who joined Bengaluru FC in the 2017-18 season has featured regularly for the club's reserve side Bengaluru FC B while also playing seven games in the ISL.
.@CarlesCuadrat expects Edmund to face a tough challenge in Kolkata but believes it will be something that will prepare him better for next season with the Blues. #WeAreBFC #RoomForMore https://t.co/HBfvni4n6J— Bengaluru FC (@bengalurufc) January 14, 2020
He was used frequently as a striker by BFC head coach Cuadrat in the absence of Miku during the title-winning 2018-19 season.
Apart from featuring twice this season in the ISL, Edmund also turned out for the Blue Colts in the Durand Cup, as well as the BDFA Super Division League and, was the top scorer for the team in the city's top-flight.
"I 'm very happy that I've signed the extension. My dream is to always play for Bengaluru FC, but as of now we're young and the squad is very good, so I understand that. At the same time, playing for East Bengal is a big opportunity considering their history," Edmund told the club website after signing the deal.
Cuadrat expects Edmund to face a tough challenge in Kolkata, but believes it will be something that will prepare him better for next season with the Blues.
"The reason the club has offered Edmund a fresh two-year contract is because we believe that he has the potential to get better. He has featured for a few minutes our ISL campaigns over the last two seasons and understands the level we're playing at, and how hard he needs to work. We're sure this extension will work as a motivation for him to keep improving and eventually knock on the doors of the first team," said Cuadrat.
(Source: BFC Media)