Silvestre reveals talks with IMG ongoing

The Frenchman wanted to compete in the I-League, however, unforeseen circumstances saw the deal fall flat...

Mikael Silvestre, the ex-Manchester United and Arsenal left back has revealed that he had received offers from India but whilst nothing materialized with respect to playing in the I-League, he is actively considering offers in the newly proposed Indian Super League (ISL) scheduled to kick-off in the month of September.

The French defender was believed to have inked a deal with Dodsal FC who were later re-christened as Mumbai Tigers. However the club chose not to participate in the I-League after having won the bid to gain a direct entry into the top division. Thereafter the club management opted to play in the second division, much to the surprise of the AIFF before chosing to shut shop eventually.

“I was in touch with Dodsal FC but nothing materialised,” explained Silvestre to The Times of India.

He also elucidated, with respect to his participation in the ISL, “Yes, I am talking with the IMG and there is a possibility that I may play in the ISL.”