ISL Transfer News: Chinglensana Singh, the Indian central defender, has recently signed a historic five-and-a-half-year deal with Bengaluru FC, marking it as one of the lengthiest contracts for an Indian football player to date. This noteworthy development concludes Chinglensana’s association with the struggling Hyderabad FC and signifies a new chapter in his football career. The 27-year-old secured this extended contract with Bengaluru FC after the player status committee of the All-India Football Federation (AIFF) approved the termination of existing contracts for four Hyderabad FC players, including Chinglensana. They are now free to explore new opportunities before the transfer window closes on January 31.
Bengaluru FC has officially welcomed Chinglensana’s defensive prowess to their team, as announced on social media. This signing underscores the club’s dedication to fortifying their defensive capabilities following a subpar performance in the Kalinga Super Cup in Bhubaneswar. Hailing from Manipur, Chinglensana initially joined Hyderabad FC in 2020 after his time with FC Goa. His tenure with Hyderabad FC was marked by a crucial role in the team’s historic title victory during the 2021-22 season. Recognized as a key player for the Hyderabad-based club, Chinglensana made significant contributions under the guidance of former coach Manolo Marquez and later under the leadership of new head coach Thangboi Singto.
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Chinglensana’s transfer to Bengaluru FC coincides with alleged dissatisfaction among several foreign and Indian players at Hyderabad FC, stemming from prolonged salary delays. A key presence in the team, Chinglensana carefully evaluated his choices and ultimately opted for Bengaluru FC over other potential destinations. Despite receiving offers from multiple clubs, the Indian footballer’s choice to align with Bengaluru FC highlights the club’s attractiveness and its forward-looking vision.