Bengaluru becomes first Indian club to make money by selling to overseas club

Lucheng were keen on signing Edu on a permanent deal for some time and after almost two weeks of negotiations, a deal was finally agreed just five days before the closing of the Chinese transfer window on February 28.


Bengaluru FC announced that they have reached an agreement with Chinese League One side Zhejiang Lucheng for the transfer of Edu Garcia. The deal makes Bengaluru FC, the first Indian club to earn a fee a foreign club for the transfer of a player. However, the fee for the Spanish winger haven’t been disclosed.

“It was an offer that worked well for the club, Edu and Lucheng. It’s also a matter a pride that the deal is a historic one in Indian football and that Bengaluru FC is involved in it. Edu has been fantastic for us in the short time he has spent at the club and we thank him for his contribution while wishing him luck for the future,” club COO Mustafa Ghouse said in an official statement.

Lucheng were keen on signing Edu on a permanent deal for some time and after almost two weeks of negotiations, a deal was finally agreed just five days before the closing of the Chinese transfer window on February 28.