Bengaluru FC set to rope in Vineeth from cash-strapped United SC

The promising Indian forward has plans to part ways with the Purple Brigade and is likely to join the southern club...
CK Vineeth, the Indian international, is all set to join Bengaluru FC on loan from United Sports Club, Goal can reveal.

The Kerala footballer was part of the Purple Brigade from the start of the 2012-13 season, after making his mark playing for the Chirag United Kerala side.

He played an important role in the club's fourth place finish last term having scored 7 goals in the I-League, which also placed him on top of the ladder of Indian goalscorers in the competition.

As things stand now, Vineeth will fly down to Bengaluru on Tuesday evening to have further talks, though he has not yet got his release from United SC.

"We have not released Vineeth yet. We are in talks with him about the future," Nabab Bhattacharya, the United Sports official informed Goal.

If the deal goes through, it will be a major winter coup for Bengaluru, as the player, who played his first match for the nation in February last year, will provide Ashley Westwood with additional attacking option in the second half of the season.

On the other hand, it may well mark the start of a mass exodus from the Kolkata outfit, who are yet to solve their financial crisis and have been further hit by the departure of gaffer Eelco Schattorie.

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