Bengaluru FC sign experienced Harmanjot Khabra on season-long loan from Chennaiyin FC

Bengaluru: I-League champions Bengaluru FC on Monday announced signing experienced footballer Harmanjot Khabra.

The 28-year-old joined them on a season-long loan from Indian Super League (ISL) side Chennaiyin FC.

Harmanjot Khabra (R) vie for the ball with Anas Edathodika during an ISL clash last year. AFP

Harmanjot Khabra (R) vie for the ball with Anas Edathodika during an ISL clash last year. AFP

"I'm thankful to the Bengaluru FC, who pursued me. I must be doing something right to have been picked up by the champions of India. This is a new era in my career and I want to make the most of it. I'm looking forward to playing alongside the likes of Sunil Chhetri and Eugeneson Lyngdoh and want to do my bit in helping BFC win trophies," the midfielder said in a statement.

He played for East Bengal for seven seasons, a few of them as skipper of the Kolkata giants.

Bengaluru coach Albert Roca said he was confident his new signing would add impetus to their I-League title-defending and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League aspirations.

"Harmanjot comes with a lot of experience that will be very handy as the season progresses. It's going to be a busy and a tough calendar for us and while it was important to add to the squad, we wanted to be sure about the quality being brought in and Harmanjot ticks that box," said Roca.

Khabra took part in his first training session with Bengaluru on Monday.