Robbie Keane has signed for Atlético de Kolkata in what will be viewed as a major boost to Indian football.
The much-traveled striker has had somewhat of a nomadic career, representing 10 different clubs over the years. He is a legend of the game, and is Ireland’s all-time leading goalscorer, with 68 goals in 146 appearances.
The 37-year-old will be re-united with the team’s current manager Teddy Sheringham, who played with the Irishman at Tottenham Hotspur.
Keane spoke of his delight at being able to complete the move, and revealed that he is excited to experience life in India and in a new league.
The star striker said: “I feel extremely fortunate to have played for some of the best clubs in England and the USA, as well as representing my country at several major tournaments. At this stage of my career, the offer to experience a new league and culture in Asia appealed to me.
“To join the current Indian Super League champions is a great pleasure and through hard work I hope to bring the ATK fans more success and enjoyment over the course of the 2017-2018 season.”
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