The former NorthEast United, Kerala Blasters star made 54 saves for JFC last season.

Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Jamshedpur FC have handed a multi-year contract extension to TP Rehenesh, Khel Now can confirm. The goalkeeper was one of the best performers for the Men of Steel in the ISL 2020-21 season.

“TP Rehenesh has signed a multi-year contract extension with Jamshedpur FC,” a source close to the developments informed Khel Now. Last summer, the 28-year-old had originally signed a season-long deal with them which ended on Monday, May 31.

Rehenesh’s career so far

Well-known for his nimble footwork and shot-stopping abilities, TP Rehenesh started playing football from a young age in his home state of Kerala. He has been a part of the Indian Super League since its first season, after signing with NorthEast United in 2014. In ISL 2015, he made 47 saves, the most by any goalkeeper that season. He also secured four clean-sheets, the most by an Indian goalkeeper that campaign.

The former ONGC, Rangdajied United, Shillong Lajong and East Bengal star joined Kerala Blasters in 2019 and made 13 appearances for them that season. At JFC, he elevated his performances to another level in ISL 2020-21, accounting for 54 saves and eight clean-sheets in 19 games.

Jamshedpur FC’s pre-season preparations

Founded in 2017, Jamshedpur FC made their ISL debut in 2017-18. To-date, they have never been able to make it to the playoffs and are looking to put an end to that disappointing run in the upcoming season.

Under head coach Owen Coyle, the Men of Steel would look to improve on their sixth place finish last season. To do so, they must reinforce their squad with more quality signings and it looks like they have already started work on the same. The club are all set to sign Kerala Blasters striker Jordan Murray, while Nerijus Valskis and Peter Hartley have another year left on their contracts from last summer.

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