Harmanjot Khabra has left Bengaluru FC for Kerala Blasters, after serving the club for five years.
In other transfer news from India, Amrinder Singh has also departed from Mumbai City FC, the club confirmed. The goalkeeper too, spent five years at his club before leaving now.
As for Khabra, Kerala Blasters have signed the versatile midfielder/defender on a multi-year deal.
The already exiting Bengaluru FC player had offers from other ISL sides as well.
However, the prospect of playing for the Blaster’s ever-present, energetic fans compelled him to sign with the Kochi-based outfit.
Harmanjot Khabra Has Left Bengaluru FC for Kerala Blasters
In his time with Bengaluru FC, Khabra helped them win the ISL 2018-19. Across Khabra’s four seasons at the club, he played 68 games, made 2415 passes and 73 blocks.
As the club announced news of his departure, they posted a video containing an interview of his.
Herein, he talks about his time at BFC, his first-day memory and his most memorable moments with the club.
Khabra’s Parting Words
Here is what Khabra said (in Hindi) about his time with Bengaluru FC:
“What motivated me always was that I will have to come here (Bengaluru FC) and fight with the big names for playing time and I did that. What I love most about this dressing room, something that was missing in my previous clubs, the unity of this dressing room has made me the player I am today.
“The senior players gave me that respect and recognised that I have to help this team. That has been good for me.
“I still remember my first day at the club, Sunil bhai came and was like ‘oh bhai, kahan (hey brother, where)’. You are from East Bengal and we have had so much rivalry. That instant I knew I had to make this journey memorable because I am sitting beside big names. I haven’t been able to do that with the national team but at the club, I feel like I am the soldier beside him (Chhetri) and we have become champions too.
“In the Federation Cup, playing against Mohun Bagan, one-on-one against the best players, against the best attacking line-up of Sony Norde and all. The other memory is beating FC Goa to become the (ISL) champions. I think those two memories shows what we do.”