Australian midfielder Erik Paartalu extended his stay at Bengaluru FC till the end of the 2020 season after he signed a new contract on Wednesday. Paartalu has been with the Blues since July 2017, during which time he has established himself authoritative midfielders in the Indian Super League. He has five goals, while being a mainstay in Albert Roca’s side.

“It’s been an amazing journey at Bengaluru FC so far. Without a shadow of doubt, signing for another two years was an easy decision to make for me. I hope we have continued success together and know that I will continue to give every ounce of myself each and every time I pull on the Blue jersey,” said Paartalu.

Paartalu scored a brace in Bengaluru’s 4-1 win over Delhi Dynamos at home and once against FC Goa away in the ISL. He also scored twice in the AFC Cup preliminary and play-off stages.