Bengaluru FC owner Parth Jindal praised Kerala Blaster FC star Sahal Abdul Samad and disclosed that the 23-year-old midfielder is my favorite player.
During an Instagram live chat with the Bengaluru FC supporters’ group West Block Blues, Jindal said, “Sahal (Samad) is one player I would pay money for. He is my favourite player. I would do anything to bring him to Bengaluru FC but Kerala Blasters (won’t sell him). He is an incredible talent. Imagine Sahal, (Sunil) Chhetri, Ashique (Kuruniyan) and Udanta (Singh).”
“My dream is to win the ISL with 11 Indians on the field, 11 Indians who are national team players. That is my ultimate fantasy,” he added.
Furthermore, he also offered a few transfer updates but didn’t disclose names.
“This time, I am directly monitoring the decisions. We will give you a player who will score goals, ” he said.
“We have signed a couple of very exciting youngsters from I-League and Mumbai City who will come in and shore up the defence. There are a couple of Indian players with whom discussions are going on – if I reveal them, the fans are going to go crazy. They have played for Bengaluru FC before. They are currently with other ISL clubs.” he added.
Sahal impressed by his performance for Kerala at the 2016-17 Santosh Trophy and was recruited by the Kerala Blasters’s team in 2017-18.
Later, he was promoted to the senior team and awarded with the ISL Emerging Player of the Season with the AIFF Emerging Player of the Year.
In 2019, he played for the national team for the AFC Asian Cup while his contract with the Blasters will be ended in 2022.