Kerala Blasters inks three-year deal with Jinghan

Ace defender Sandesh Jinghan penned a three-year deal with the Kerala outfit and will represent the side until the end of the 2020 season.

Sandesh Jinghan has been a permanent force in the Blasters’ back four for the last three seasons of the ISL.   -  special arrangement

Kerala Blasters FC has finally managed to retain ace Indian defender Sandesh Jinghan for the fourth edition of the ISL. 

The Indian international signed a three-year deal with the club owned by Sachin Tendulkar, that will see him stay with the side till the end of the 2020 season.

Jinghan is the second player to be retained by the Kerala Blasters after striker C K. Vineeth signed a two-year deal with the club a couple of days ago. 

Sandesh Jinghan, a permanent entity in the Blasters’ back four for the last three seasons of the ISL, was negotiating the terms of his contract with the Kochi based club for a while.

The defender had rejected the initial offer from the club which led to speculations that he may enter the ISL draft. However,  KBFC and Jinghan struck a deal, which according to some reports will be highest offered to an Indian defender in the history of Indian football.

The 23-year-old disclosed the news of his signing on his official Facebook page. "The love and support given to me by the people of Kerala is something I will cherish for the rest of my life and may our Love Relation Never Ends. I am staying home, I am staying in Kerala . Glad to have penned down a deal with kbfc till 2020.’’ (sic)

The towering defender featured in 41 matches over the last three seasons for KBFC and was chosen for the emerging player award in the inaugural season of ISL.