Latest update on Bengaluru-Zhejiang deal for Edu Garcia...

Suhasini Shah  |  Transfer Window  |  1 Year Ago

Bengaluru FC’s most successful foreigner this season Edu Garcia has made a successful transfer to the Chinese League One club Zhejiang Greentown F.C. This deal makes Bengaluru FC the first ever Indian club to have earned on a player transfer. Even though there are numerous speculations throughout Indian media, but as we hear the whispers from the Chinese media, the transfer amount is approximately 3,18,000 Chinese Yuan(INR 3,30,0000).


Edu came to India in September on a season-long deal with Bengaluru FC for their maiden ISL season. The former Zaragoza man became an instant hit in the Bengaluru outfit and became the first goalscorer for the current league leaders. Edu is best known for the lethal set pieces and has assisted four times during his ISL expedition.

According to BFC Media, the negotiations with the club took close to two weeks before the deal reached conclusion yesterday. It’s only four more days for the Chinese Transfer Window to close and the former Chinese Super League side is determined to win a promotion into the World’s One of the Richest leagues. 


More about the club


Zhejiang Greentown is a club based in Hangzhou, Zhejiang and currently play in the Chinese 2nd Division under license from Chinese Football Association. The club's main investor is the Zhejiang-based Greentown China Holdings Limited company, which is owned by real estate tycoon Song Weiping. Greentown became the first sports club from Hangzhou with 1 million followers on Weibo.


Founded on January 14, 1998 and they made their debut in the third tier of China's football league pyramid in the 1999 league season. On November 23, 2000 the club bought the first team of Jilin Aodong as well as their position in the second division for 25 million Yuan. They have subsequently won promotion to the top tier after finishing runners-up in the 2006 league season and the highest position they have ever finished is fourth in the 2010 Chinese Super League season.


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