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ISL 2017/18: 5 European stars who could still sign for Indian clubs after the closure of January transfer window

Sumedh Pande
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10.39K   //    02 Feb 2018, 19:04 IST

Despite the European transfer window being shut on the 31st of January, ISL clubs can still try and sign recruitments for the remainder of the season. The reason for that is because the transfer window in the country is open until February 15 and hence the clubs can look for players from around the globe to solve the issues within the squad. 

Though not many clubs have a place left for signing a foreign recruit, the teams are offloading some of their current underperforming stars to make way for the fresh faces. In this segment, we will look at five such players from around Europe who can still be signed by the ISL sides:

#5 Patrice Evra 

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Patrice Evra can use ISL as a stopgap destination

A Champions League winner with Manchester United, Patrice Evra is currently without a club since November. He was suspended by Marseille after the Frenchman kicked a fan during training. UEFA banned him for seven months as Evra is now unable to play in Europe until June 30. 

This has opened the prospect of Evra joining an ISL side for a short spell just to get a hint of the football played in a foreign country and also to keep him in perfect condition to look for a club in the summer. A move to India can prove to be a perfect opportunity for the left back and it will also give the Indian supporters a chance to see a player of Evra's ilk playing in the ISL.

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Sumedh Pande
An avid Premier League watcher with specialization in transfer news and post match analysis. Follow European and Indian football with minute attention with one eye on the world of cricket.
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