ISL 2017-18: Erik Paartalu signs contract extension with Bengaluru FC till 2019-2020 season

Bengaluru: Bengaluru FC on Wednesday announced that Australian midfielder Erik Paartalu has signed a new contract with the club. The new contract will see Paartalu stay at the club until the end of the 2019-2020 season.

Erik Endel Paartalu of Bengaluru FC celebrates the win during the first semi final 2nd leg of the Hero Indian Super League between Bengaluru FC and FC Pune City held at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru, India on the 11th March 2018 Photo by: Ron Gaunt / ISL / SPORTZPICS

File image of Bengaluru FC's Erik Paartalu. ISL

Paartalu's signing comes a day after Bengaluru announced that they had extended the contract of goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu for a five-year period.

Paartalu has been with Bengaluru since July 2017, during which time he has established himself as a mainstay in Albert Roca's side.

"It's been an amazing journey at Bengaluru FC so far. Without a shadow of a doubt, signing for another two years was an easy decision to make for me. I hope we have continued success together and know that I will continue to give every ounce of myself each and every time I pull on the Blue jersey," said Paartalu after signing the deal.

Paartalu has scored five times for Bengaluru including a brace in their 4-1 win over Delhi Dynamos at home and once against FC Goa away from home in the ISL. He also scored twice in the AFC Cup preliminary and play-off stages.

Published Date: Mar 14, 2018 17:44 PM | Updated Date: Mar 14, 2018 17:44 PM

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