Curtis Main Joins Bengaluru FC

Prior to the 2023–24 season, Bengaluru FC has hired striker Curtis Main on a one-year contract with a potential one-year extension.

The Englishman joins the team from St Mirren in the Scottish Premiership. And is anticipated to take Roy Krishna’s place, a player from Fiji. Krishna has now joined Odisha FC, for those who are unaware.

Bengaluru FC will use Main as their center-forward. Allowing their captain and legendary Indian player Sunil Chhetri to freely move on the sides.

Along with St Mirren, Main has also worked for Motherwell and Aberdeen of the Scottish Premier Division. This indicates that he has a tonne of experience playing in the top division of football. And can offer the Blues a tonne of quality and depth.

After completing the transfer formalities, Main said:

“I’m very excited and honored to be part of such a great club. I had a few conversations with the manager and I really liked how they went. He has a great reputation and has thus far done an excellent job at the club and hopefully, I can come in and build on the success.

“I’m looking forward to joining the team, and getting started in front of the passionate fans that I’ve heard so much about.”

“Main was desperate to come to India” – Bengaluru FC head coach Simon Grayson

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Blues’ head coach Simon Grayson was visibly delighted with the new signing. Commenting moreover on the transfer, he said:

“We’re delighted to sign Curtis, who is a player with a lot of experience in England and Scotland. He did very well last year for St Mirren and is a whole-hearted striker who works extremely hard for his team, has good hold-up play and will be a valuable asset.”

Grayson added:

“He was desperate to come to India despite having the opportunity to sign longer contracts in the UK as he wanted a new challenge. Bengaluru, as a city and a football club, really suited him and I’m sure he’ll contribute a lot of goals and assists while he’s here.”

Main, a graduate of the Darlington FC Academy. He spent three years with EFL team Middlesbrough and made 48 appearances during that time. He began playing for Sunderland AFC as a youngster.

The attacker joins Montenegrin center-back Slavko Damjanovic as Bengaluru FC’s second foreign acquisition in the current transfer window.

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