Bengaluru FC are on a signing spree, making key changes ahead of the new season of the Indian Super League. They announced their statement signing on Monday, 18 July in Roy Krishna.
File photo of Roy Krishna while playing for ATK Mohun Bagan in the ISL. (Courtesy: PTI)
- Bengaluru FC released a video featuring Sunil Chhetri
- Roy Krishna has been a prolific goalscorer for ATK Mohun Bagan in the last three seasons
- Bengaluru FC have been struggling at ISL in the recent times
One of the biggest clubs in the Indian Super League, Bengaluru FC have confirmed the signing of Fiji international Roy Krishna. Krishna, the former A League top scorer, was one of the most potent threats in the Indian Super League when he joined ATKMohun Bagan (formerly ATK). Blessed with blistering pace, Krishna tormented opposition defence alongside David Williams.
A video released by Bengaluru shows captain Sunil Chhetri in conversation with an unknown person, going around the house. At the end of the video, Chhetri’s phone chimes and it is revealed that he was speaking with the former Mohun Bagan star.
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With the change of strategy due to appointment of a new coach, Krishna’s counter-attacking football did not be as effective as he was in the last season. Adding to that, Krishna’s injuries led to a lack of gametime in the ISL where he was below his best.
The Kolkata-based club let him go due to new coach Juan Fernando’s system of possession football, something that was confirmed by Krishna himself. Speaking ahead of his announcement, he told Indian media that leaving ATK was not his choice.
Bengaluru FC, who have lost Ashique Kuruniyan to ATK, picked up Krishna as their sixth signing this season.
Ahead of Krishna, the club had picked up, former ATK player Javi Hernandez, Prabir Das among others.
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