ISL: Controversial striker Nicolas Anelka joins Mumbai City

Mercurial striker Nicolas Anelka will be part of the Indian Super League (ISL) by virtue of signing for Mumbai City. The 35-year-old striker confirmed the news of him joining the city-based league by posting a series of tweets on micro-blogging site Twitter.

By Dattaraj Thaly | Updated: Sep 16, 2014, 09:17 AM IST
ISL: Controversial striker Nicolas Anelka joins Mumbai City

New Delhi: Mercurial striker Nicolas Anelka will be part of the Indian Super League (ISL) by virtue of signing for Mumbai City. The 35-year-old striker confirmed the news of him joining the city-based league by posting a series of tweets on micro-blogging site Twitter.

The controversial French forward has been without a club after his contract was terminated by West Bromwich Albion in March 2013 for "gross misconduct" after the quenelle row when he made an alleged anti-semitic gesture after scoring a goal.

Anelka has played for several clubs like Arsenal, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Shanghai Shenhua in China.

He has earned 69 French caps, scoring 14 goals. He was thrown out of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa following a row with coach Raymond Domenech. He hasn't played for France since then.

The ISL commences from 12 October and it will see former international players like Alessandro del Piero, French striker David Trezeguet and English goalkeeper David James.