Bengaluru FC have signed defender Hira Mondal from East Bengal. The West Block Blues announced: “Full-back Hira Mondal has signed a two-year deal that runs through until the end of the 2023-24 season.”
“I’m really very happy to join Bengaluru FC, a team that has been among the most successful in the last decade of Indian football. The core of the Indian National team plays for BFC, and to think that I will be able to share a dressing room with them is an amazing feeling. I want to make the most of this experience and give my best both on and off the pitch,” said Mondal, following the completion of formalities on his deal.
“I’m really thankful to the management and staff for believing in my abilities. Last season was my first in the ISL. And I had never imagined that I would get an opportunity to move to a club like BFC so soon. I am also very eager to meet the West Block Blues, who are a fan club that everyone knows. I’ve heard much about them, and to play in front of them will be a great feeling,” added Mondal.
“Hira is a player who has consistently improved his game over the last few years. And is someone we had set our sights on for some time now. We are very happy to have him join our squad ahead of the new season. He had a fantastic year with SC East Bengal. And we are certain that he will play a big part in the team we are building . One that’s centred around young talent,” said club CEO, Mandar Tamhane.