Bangalore, Jan 30 (IANS) Bengaluru FC signed up midfielder CK Vineeth from United Sports Club on a deal that runs through the end of the season.
I-league leaders Bengaluru are shoring up their midfield with the signing the 25-year old Vineeth, who trained with the team at the Bangalore Football Stadium Thursday.
Vineeth’s first tryst with the I-League was in the 2010-11 season where he scored on debut for Chirag United Kerala. In the League’s 2012-13 edition, he ended up as highest Indian scorer with seven goals.
“I am absolutely pleased to sign for Bengaluru FC. Everyone is seeing what the club is doing and the chance to be a part of something this exciting was difficult to turn down.
“I spoke to a lot of people before taking the decision and all of them had only nice things to say. I also dropped by and had a small run down of the way things at the club are done and I was totally impressed.
“I also had managed a word with Sunil Chhetri and he spoke highly of the club,” said the Kannur-born Vineeth who started his football with stints at Chennai Customs and Kerala State Electricity Board.
Bengaluru FC coach Ashley Westwood said: “We are very happy and pleased to have Vineeth on board. He is a player we have been tracking for a while now and someone who had a good last season in the I-League.
“I’m sure he will be a good addition to the squad and will give us genuine competition for places as he can cover a number of roles. Hopefully, with our methods and standards, we will improve him as an individual and get him back in the national squad.”