Bengaluru FC have announced the departure of their English striker, Curtis Main, after a disappointing spell in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24 season. The mutual decision to split was influenced by Main’s underwhelming performance. In eight matches he managed to net only two goals, a record that fell short of the club’s high expectations.
Arriving amidst much fanfare, Curtis Main was envisioned as the ideal No. 9 for Bengaluru FC, a player who could anchor the team’s attack with his goal-scoring abilities. However, the reality of the ongoing season painted a different picture. Main’s struggle to gel with the Indian forwards and make an impact on the pitch led to a reassessment of his role.
The departure’s announcement was made earlier today through the club’s social media channels. In a gesture of goodwill, Bengaluru FC acknowledged Main’s efforts and extended their best wishes for his future endeavors.
Now the club’s focus shifts to finding a replacement. Head coach Gerard Zaragoza, along with the club’s management, is set to dive into the transfer market. He seeks a striker who can deliver the goals Bengaluru FC desperately needs.
The decision to part ways with Curtis Main has left a void in the team’s attacking lineup. Fans are awaiting updates on potential signings. They are hopeful that new additions will invigorate the team’s campaign and bolster their chances of securing a top-six position in the current ISL season.
Curtis Main’s exit marks the end of a chapter for Bengaluru FC. Yet, it also opens up new opportunities for the club to redefine its attack in the 2023-24 ISL season.