In a significant bit of news that will now doubt send shockwaves of delight throughout the Indian footballing fraternity and that which will really enforce the popularity of the Indian Super League (ISL), former Czech internationals Jan Koller, Patrik Berger and Milan Baros are close to offering their services to their respective franchises in the new conceived league.
The newly proposed ISL, is a brainchild of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and its marketing partners, IMG-Reliance, which is scheduled to kick off in the month of September, for a period of two months.
"Koller, Berger and Baros have all been offered to play in India's new league. I have spoken to them and all three are interested," elucidated Pavel Paska, who is a representative to all three, was quoted saying in the Herald.
40 year old Berger, notably an ex-Liverpool and Aston Villa winger, retired in 2010 while his compatriot Koller, a former Dortmund striker and Czech Republic's all-time top scorer at the international stage, is currently 41 and retired in 2011.
The most famous amongst the trio is former Liverpool striker Baros, still hasn't called time on his career. The trentagenarian, won the Golden Ball at Euro 2004, may have recently retired from the international team but continues to play in the Turkish domestic league with Antalyaspor.