Atletico de Kolkata in talks with Forlan

The reigning champions of the ISL are believed to be interested in roping in the former Manchester United striker this summer…

Atletico de Kolkata, the Kolkata franchise of the much popular Indian Super League (ISL), which struck the right chord with fans across the country, are in conversation with Cerezo Osaka striker Diego Forlan to be their marquee signing for the second edition of the competition, Goal can reveal.

Atletico de Kolkata, which is co-owned by Atletico de Madrid, are interested in roping in the Uruguayan forward who scored 74 goals for the Spanish club in 134 appearances for them and helped them win the Europa League, back in 2010.

It is learnt that Forlan’s contract is set to expire in May this year and the forward has struggled to adapt life in Japan following his $5.8 million move to the J-League.

Roberto Mendes Silva, who has Forlan’s mandate for the Indian Territory, refused to divulge details when contacted by Goal.

“At this point of time, I cannot speak anything on this,” he informed on Thursday evening.

Should Forlan complete his move to Atletico de Kolkata, this would be the second occasion when the former Inter Milan striker visits the City of Joy after having judged a talent hunt show back in 2010 with over 40,000 fans in attendance.