Bengaluru sign midfielder Lenny Rodrigues

Three days after signing Harmanjot Khabra, I-League champions Bengaluru FC made another inclusion in the midfield on Thursday by getting aboard Lenny Rodrigues on a season-long loan deal from ISL side FC Pune City.

The 29-nine-year-old from Goa has previously spent six seasons with Churchill Brothers along with loan stints with Dempo and Mohun Bagan. "This is a dream for me," Rodrigues said. "I was in talks with Bengaluru when the club was formed in 2013 but things didn't work out due to my existing commitments. It's nice to be able to get that chance again and I want to make it count. It's an honour to turn out for a champion side like Bengaluru."

Bengaluru coach Albert Roca said he was confident about the value addition that Lenny would bring to the squad. "We've been keeping an eye on Lenny and I have even been watching some old footage of him," he said. "We think he will fit well into our system and we're glad to have him on the team."