Bengaluru FC snap up midfielder Lenny Rodrigues

Bengaluru, Dec 15 (IANS) Three days after signing midfielder Harmanjot Khabra, I-League champions Bengaluru FC bolstered their position further by adding Lenny Rodrigues on a season-long loan deal from ISL side FC Pune City, the club announced on Thursday.

The lanky twenty nine-year-old from Goa will look to lend his experience to Albert Roca’s side having previously spent six seasons with Churchill Brothers along with loan stints with Dempo and Mohun Bagan.

“This is a dream for me. I was in talks with Bengaluru when the club was formed in 2013 but things didn’t work out due to my existing commitments. It’s nice to be able to get that chance again and I want to make it count. It’s an honour to turn out for a champion side like Bengaluru’s,” Rodrigues said, according to a Bengaluru FC release.

Bengaluru coach Roca said he was confident about the value addition that Lenny would bring to the squad. “We’ve been keeping an eye on Lenny and I have even been watching some old footage of him. We think he will fit well into our system and we’re glad to have him on the team,” said Roca.