Liverpool hero Luis Garcia signs for ISL's Atletico de Kolkata

Former Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia is set to play in the new Indian Super League.

Former Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia is set to play in the new Indian Super League.

Garcia has been unveiled as the marquee player for Atletico de Kolkata ahead of the franchise’s participation in the inaugural Indian Super League.

The 36-year-old had two spells with Atletico Madrid ‚Äď joint owners of the Kolkata franchise ‚Äď either side of a three-year spell with Liverpool where he won the FA Cup, the Champions League and the European Super Cup.

Atletico de Kolkata have also confirmed former Bolivia national team boss Jose Antonio Habas will manage the club which also counts former India Test captain Sourav Ganguly as one of its owners.

Ganguly added: “Atletico de Kolkata is all set to epitomise core Bengali values and philosophy and provide the platform to nurture the raw talent available all across this state which produced some of the country’s best footballers in the past.

"We will strive to showcase the finest quality of football synonymous to an iconic club like Atletico de Madrid.‚ÄĚ

 
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