ISL 2017: 5 best foreign signings this season
#4 John Johnson
As expected, Bengaluru FC are one of the favourites to clinch the title in their first year in the ISL because of their astute business in the transfer market. But their best bit of work was done in retaining one of the club stalwarts who has been there since day one. John Johnson, the rock in the Bengaluru FC defence, has been with the club since it was formed in 2013 and has been instrumental in club's meteoric rise in just four years of its existence.
Johnson has a four-year experience of Indian football which will prove to be essential in BFC having a successful season in the ISL next season. His contract renewal has again proved the long-term philosophy of the club with the former Middlesbrough defender still having a number of years left in him to deliver. Also, keeping a fan favourite in the side will help the club earn some brownie points from the Blues faithful.