Robbie Keane is a well known Irish professional footballer has all set to sign for ATK (Atleticó de Kolkata). Reportedly, he has agreed to join ISL (Indian Super League) 2017 after snubbing England’s options. According to a report from Irish Sun, the 37 years old, Robbie Keane is planning to end his playing period with the Indian Super League. He has previously played for a number of clubs including Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.
Former Teammates Together
According to the reports of ‘Irish Sun’ many of the ISL clubs have given the offers to this footballer but, he decided to go with Atleticó de Kolkata due to his Tottenham Hotspurs teammate Teddy Sheringham. Teddy Sheringham is the head coach of ATK and is also a brilliant footballer. Teddy Sheringham has been recently announced as the new coach for the team Atleticó de Kolkata. Both Teddy and Keane played together in the session 2002/03 for the Premier League at White Harte Lane.
Indian Super League
ISL was established in the year 2013 and till then it has played three successful seasons of football. There are total 10 teams in the ISL who are going to have a tough fight for the winning trophy of 2017. Till now 18 foreigners players have been signed by the eight ISL clubs excluding Atleticó de Kolkata and NorthEast United. Bengaluru FC has signed the maximum of five players till now followed by Goa with four. With the involvement of Robbie Keane to the club, Atleticó de Kolkata is also going to join the teams with the foreigner players.
ISL is going to have the fourth season this year. Atleticó de Kolkata is the defending champions of the year 2016 who has beaten Kerala Blasters in the finals and won the trophy. According to the reports of Irish Sun, 37 years footballers has snubbed the offers of various clubs from England decided to play for Atleticó de Kolkata.
Robbie Keane has last played in the Major League Soccer from the team Los Angeles Galaxy. With the end of his contract with Los Angeles Galaxy in November 2016, he chose to join ATK the champions of ISL 2016. Atleticó de Kolkata is famous for spending huge money on their dresses. With the involvement of Keane to their club, it would be going to have biggest spend. ISL 2017 is going to start on 17th November which will really a blast.
Robbie Keane is one of the best footballers who mostly played as a striker for the team. He has scored more than 300 goals in his football career and is considered as one of the most successful footballers till now. Last year on August 24 Keane has announced his retirement from playing international football. His last International match was with Oman and Ireland got a victory in this match by 4 -0. Keane is now going to play a football game for ATK in the ISL 2017 who are also the defending champions of the year 2016.