ISL 2017: ATK rope in former Portsmouth midfielder Carl Baker

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The Kolkata franchise have confirmed their fifth foreign signing for the Indian Super League (ISL) season 4

ATK have completed the signing of English attacking midfielder Carl Baker for the fourth edition of the Indian Super League (ISL).

After Robbie Keane, José Egas dos Santos Branco, Conor Thomas and Jussi Albert Jääskeläinen, Baker becomes the fifth foreign signing at the club.

Baker spent his youth career at Liverpool and has primarily spent his senior club career with English Championship and League One outfits such as Coventry City among the well known. Having clocked almost 500 minutes with near to a hundred goals to his name, this will be the first time the 34-year-old will play for a non-English club.

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Welcoming the attacking midfielder, who can also be used as a winger, the principal owner of ATK Sanjiv Goenka said, "We welcome Carl Baker to be a part of the ATK family. I am sure his experience of playing top tier leagues in England will help ATK in the forthcoming season of the ISL. We are already on our way to consolidate our team and the coaching staff is making some worthy choices to form a strong side."

"It feels great to sign for a champion side like ATK. I am eager to experience Indian football which is going through some exciting times with ISL gaining popularity. I have heard about the fans who are passionate about this beautiful game and hopefully I can give them enough reasons to rejoice by the end of the season," Baker commented on his move.

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