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Former Newcastle and Sunderland striker Michael Chopra expresses desire to play in the I-League

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Michael Chopra of Cardiff City
Michael Chopra while playing for Cardiff City celebrates his second goal during the Coca-Cola Championship match between Bristol City and Cardiff City.

Rocky Michael Chopra, who has previously played for Newcastle United, Sunderland, Cardiff City and Ipswich Town, has expressed his desire to play in the Indian I-League.

Chopra, aged 30, has parents of Indian origin and is currently a free agent after being released by Blackpool, and is in pursuit of a new club now.

Taking to twitter, he tweeted to Indian national team skipper and Bengaluru FC forward Sunil Chettri:


Chopra is known for scoring the fastest goal by a substitute in Premier League history, when he tapped in a goal against Newcastle after being on the pitch for 15 seconds.

He has represented England at the Under-15, Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 levels. 

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