Bengaluru FC has signed the services of defender Parag Shrivas on a three-year deal. The new contract will keep Parag at the club till the end of the 2024-25 season. The club made the announcement on Saturday through its social media platform.
Parag made his Hero ISL debut back in 2019 for Bengaluru FC. Since then the defender has played 27 matches for the club out of which he played 14 games in the previous season of the tournament for the Blues.
Parag is delighted to sign a new contract with Bengaluru and he is looking forward to once again playing for the club.
“I’m really happy to have signed a new contract with Bengaluru FC. I have grown a lot as a player since I joined the club five years ago, and I’m looking forward to contributing more under the new coach in the coming seasons. I can’t wait to regroup with the team and for pre-season to begin,” Parag said, following the completion of formalities on his deal.
“Over the last two seasons, I’ve had more chances to play for the first team and that has definitely been a motivating factor for me to sign the new contract. I am thankful to my teammates, the coaches and the management at the club for giving me the right guidance and I want to make the best use of the opportunities that come my way in the future,” added Parag.
On the other hand, Bengaluru FC CEO Mandar Tamhane reckons Youth Development efforts have played a key role in improving Parag’s game.
“Parag is a player we have seen grow with us, and we’re really glad that he has signed a new deal with Bengaluru FC. He came through the doors of this football club as a teenager, more than five years ago, and his move into the first team is a testament to the club’s Youth Development program, and to his commitment and hard-work. Under Simon (Grayson), I am certain that he will play a key role, and I wish him the best,” said Tamhane.
Earlier, Simon Grayson was named as the club’s new head coach for the next season. Meanwhile, Bengaluru FC finished in sixth place with eight wins in 20 matches with a tally of 29 points in the previous season and thus could not qualify for the semifinal stages.