Indian Super League

ISL: Bijoy Varghese extends deal with Kerala Blasters till 2025

Arjun Singh Devgan
The ISL is the biggest football league in India
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Kerala Blasters FC defender, Bijoy Varghese has extended his deal, signing a contract extension which will keep with the club till 2025.

Varghese played only a few games for Kerala Blasters last season, but his performances were enough to impress the club management to offer him a new deal. This shows that the club are keen on developing and holding on to youngsters as they build for the future, considering that the 22-year-old made only six appearances in all competitions last season.

"I am really excited that I am going to be a part of Kerala Blasters for a long time. I am really happy to be working under Coach Ivan and intend to work harder, get better at my game and sharpen my skills.  I hope to give all the club’s passionate fans memories by giving my 100 percent in all the games that I play," Varghese said on his contract extension as quoted by ISL's official website.

Hailing from Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala, the youngster became a part of the Kerala Blasters FC’s reserve team in 2021, with his brilliant performances in the Kerala Premier League earning him a call up to the senior team camp.

His continued willingness to improve and learn through camp later earned him a spot in the final squad for the ISL Season 2021-22, and it is this trait of his which impressed the club management when it came to extending his contract.

:I'm extremely happy about Bijoy. He is a great example that everything is possible, he worked hard and never gave up. He is a product of Kerala Blasters youth. I would like to congratulate Bijoy on this extension. I hope he will be a positive example to all young players who start to play in KBFC youth sector," Karolis Skinkys, Sporting Director of KBFC added.