Bikramjit Singh extends his contract with Mohun Bagan

The I-League champions have been pretty busy in the pre-season and this time, they have successfully retained the young midfielder...

It's raining good news for Mohun Bagan fans, as Bikramjit Singh has agreed to stay with the Green and Maroons for another year.

Goal had earlier revealed that Bikramjit wanted to extend his stay with Mohun Bagan.

The tenacious midfielder played a starring role in the Mariners' title triumph last season, as the 22-year old has played in 18 of the 20 games in the I-League, having started eight of them. 

A part of the Arrows youth brigade, for whom he turned up from 2010-12, this was the second title for the Punjab lad, who had won his first title in his debut season with Churchill Brothers in the 2012-13 season. 

Bikramjit, speaking to the Official Mohun Bagan website has thanked the supporters and officials of the club for the title win.

"I think, Mohun Bagan played consistently good football throughout the league, apart from a small phase where we lost some points in successive away games. Though we lost some points, we never lost control of the situation and were at the top of the table for most part of the tournament. I think it became possible because of teamwork between the coaches, the players, the officials and all the supporting staff," said the 22 year old. 

He further added that the past season was the best in his career so far. 

"Definitely, it was the best season of my football career so far. Apart from winning the I-League wearing the green and maroon colours, it was an enriching experience to play under Zico in Indian Super League, which has indeed made me a better footballer," opined the FC Goa starlet.

This would be Bikramjit's third season with the Mariners after Churchill had loaned him out in 2013-14 before he signed with the Kolkata giants in the next season. He has also been retained by Indian Super League (ISL) side, FC Goa for the upcoming season.

The I-League champions have already made the right moves in the transfer market as they have roped in Lenny Rodrigues and Sanjay Balmuchu among others, besides extending the contract of Katsumi Yusa while roping in Brazilian defender Gustavo Silva, in place of departed Bello Rasaq.