Few days earlier it is come to news that the Kolkata franchise went for Chelsea legend Didier Drogba. But something went wrong there. Now Atletico De Kolkata set their eyes on Landon Donovan, American soccer legend. They are very much interested in the winger/striker.
The second edition of the ISL will be start from 3rd October and will continue to 20 th December of this year so the franchises are making their final moves and as a part of the plan Atletico De Kolkata moving to sign a formidable striker and that’s why Donovan came under the Kolkata’s radar.
Landon Donovan Sets to Join Atletico De Kolkata : ISL 2 Transfer News
Career Of Donovan:
Donovan can play as a winger as well as a striker with an exceptional goal-scoring ability. He is product of the maiden batch of the U.S. Soccer residency program in Bradenton, Florida. Soon he caught the eyes for his marvelous performance in FIFA U-17 1999.
He moved to German club Bayer Leverkusen for 6 years but spent most of his times in San Jose Earthquakes on loan. Later he returned to USA in LA Galaxy. He returned Bundesliga again on loan to Bayern Munich. He also played in Everton for two times as loan.
His Club Career:
Clubs Apps Goals
Bayer Leverkusen 30 6
(1999-2001 & 2004-05)
San Jose Earthquakes 109 43
(2005-08, 2009, 298 134
Bayern Munich 7 0
Everton 22 2
(2009-10 & 2011-12)
His International Career:
National Team Apps Goals
United States 157 57
He retired last season from LA Galaxy. In USA he is the all-time leader of the scorer and assist list. He is the 1st footballer to cross the mark of 50goals and 50 assists. He won six MLS cup which is a record and also won 4 US Athlete of The Year.
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Why Should Atletico De Kolkata Sign Donovan:
Donovan is a player with amazing goal scoring caliber and his records justify his talent and shows potential for the Kolkata franchise. The champions of the inaugural season of ISL is still out of his marquee player and they also do not end their search for a prominent striker. They have already signed Hume but they are in search of a good striker to play alongside Hume.
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Though Donovan retired but his age is only 33 and this could play a key role as the other marquee players of the tournament is a bit older. More over the transfer window will close soon and time is slipping away and the Drogba deal is not done yet so it seems like this is one of the main reason that Atletico De Kolkata set their eyes on Landon Donovan.
There is no doubt on the potential of Donovan and he is just retired so he is not that much out of play now. So this could be fortunate for the Kolkata franchise to sign the American legend and retain their champion title for the second time. Follow footballLens for all the updates and news for ISL 2.
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