Bengaluru FC midfielder Suresh Wangjam has signed a new five-year deal with the club, the Indian Super League side announced on Tuesday. The 2020-21 AIFF Emerging Player of the Year put pen to paper on an extension that will run till the end of the 2027-28 season. Suresh, who joined the Blues in 2019, has made 87 appearances across four seasons with the club.
“I’m really delighted to sign a new deal at Bengaluru FC because this feels like home now. The way the club and its supporters welcomed me and the way I have been allowed to embrace the city makes me very happy, and this was an easy decision to make. I’m looking forward to making more memories with this team and its amazing supporters,” said Suresh, after completing the formalities on his new deal.
The 22-year-old, who has picked up 17 caps for the Indian National Team, was an integral part in the Blues’ 2022 Durand Cup win and their eventual run to two other finals in the 2022-23 season. Suresh was also part of the India U17 squad that took part in the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup.
“Suresh is a player who has consistently improved in the time he has been here and we’re really glad to have him commit his future to us. He’s a big favourite among our supporters, and I am sure that he will be a part of many great moments with this club in the years to come,” said Blues’ Director of Football, Darren Caldeira.
Having joined the Blues’ ranks ahead of the 2019-20 season, Suresh has featured in 68 Indian Super League games and was also named Bengaluru FC’s Fans’ Player of the Season in his debut campaign with the club.