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Goalkeeper Gurpreet signs on with Bengaluru FC for 5 more years

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has signed a new deal which will keep him with the Blues until May 2023, the club announced on Tuesday.

The first-of-its kind in the Blues' short history, Gurpreet is the third to sign an extension this season following and

Signed by Bengaluru from for an undisclosed transfer amount in August 2017, the 26-year-old has been in top form throughout the season.

Having kept seven clean sheets so far, Gurpreet currently leads the Golden Glove standings in the Indian Super League, as the Blues entered the final in their debut campaign.

Commenting on the occasion, said: "As a club we've always believed in longevity and we know that we've extended the contract of the best in the country. Bengaluru FC's ambitions match those of Gurpreet and we're very happy to have him here for what will hopefully be five more successful years."

Having signed the biggest deal in the club's history, Gurpreet said: "It is a privilege to be a part of and I have always wanted to play here. I respect this club a lot and being part of a club that represents in is very important to me. I want to be a part of this club's future, and the fact that they offered me the biggest contract any Indian has been offered shows faith, which I hope to repay with my performances".

The Blues take on in their AFC Cup opener, at the on Wednesday, before the final at the same venue three days later.



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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 20:10 IST