Bengaluru FC has announced that the club has agreed to a loan deal which will see Chencho Gyeltshen join Hero I-League side Neroca FC until the end of the season.
The news comes just hours after the Bhutanese international scored to help the Blues secure a hard-fought 2-1 win over NorthEast United FC at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Wednesday night.
To recall, Chencho joined Bengaluru from Minerva Punjab FC at the beginning of the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2018-19 season. Despite failing to get a lot of game time in the initial stages of the campaign, an injury to star striker Miku paved the way for Chencho to play a part in Carles Cuadrat’s setup.
He made 9 appearances for Bengaluru this season, mostly from the bench, and pitched in with two very important goals. Incidentally, both his goals came against NorthEast in two different matches. In Bengaluru’s away tie against the Highlanders back in December, Chencho came off the bench to rescue a point for his team with a spectacular late equaliser in Guwahati.
In the reverse fixture on Wednesday, the 22-year-old came on as a substitute to haunt the Highlanders once more, as his 71st-minute strike eventually sealed a tough victory for Bengaluru.
With under 24 hours to go before the January transfer window shuts, it remains to be seen if Bengaluru signs a replacement for Chencho.