FC Pune City have roped in former Liverpool, Juventus and PSG midfielder Mohamed Sissoko as a replacement for the injured marquee signing Eidur Gudjohnsen.
He recently played for West Brom in their 1-0 win over Delhi Dynamos last month.
The 31-year-old, Indian Super League's youngest marquee player, was a part of the Liverpool side that won the Community Shield in 2006 and FA Cup in 2005-06. He also won UEFA Super Cup back-to-back in 2004 & 2005, first with Valencia and then with Liverpool. He won La Liga title with Los Che in 2003-04 season.
“The moment FC Pune City expressed their interest and discussed their plans, I knew this was the challenge I would love to take up. Coach Habas and FC Pune City management showed full confidence in me and I will do everything in my abilities to fight for a place in starting XI for every game because FC Pune City team is so good and compact,” said the Mali international.
Pune coach Antonio Habas was pleased with Sissoko’s addition and believes that his addition will aid in their quest to be the ISL champions this season.
“Sissoko is a true professional having played for reputed clubs across Europe. He told us that he is ready to take the field whenever required. He is known to be a great ball winner, a role that will allow him to support our offence for winning back possession. I am excited at the prospect of working with him again, this time for bringing glory to FC Pune City.”