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ISL 2017: 5 Midfielders who could join in January

Gaurav Kadam
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1.11K   //    29 Dec 2017, 11:11 IST

The January transfer window opens in India from January 16 to February 15, 2018, and this winter window throws up an opportunity for Indian clubs to import reinforcements for their teams. Some sides are dealing with long-term injury breaks whereas some will look at this as a chance to bolster their squad owing to poor performances so far in the season.

We look at five players who could be on their way to the ISL in the upcoming winter transfer window:


#5 Pedro Morales

Pedro Morales
Pedro Morales last appeared for Chilean club Colo Colo

Pedro Morales is a 32-year old former Chile International midfielder who earned a total of 12 caps for La Roja. Morales began his career with Huachipato before his promising performance in the FIFA U-20 World Cup grabbed the attention of one of Chile's oldest and most popular clubs - Universidad De Chile.

Morales played two seasons for the Chilean giants and then moved to Europe where was snapped up on a 5-year contract by Croatian bigwigs Dinamo Zagreb. His tenure at the Croatian club included a hat-trick of league titles but Morales was plagued with injuries and poor form in Croatia.

In 2012, Dinamo loaned him back to Universidad De Chile where he won the Apertura, the Chilean top division title and then moved to Malaga in Spain the next season. In 2014, Morales made a jump to the Major League Soccer with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

In January 2017, he signed for Chilean club Colo Colo on a free transfer but was soon released and is currently a free agent. His credentials and experience around the world in Chile, Spain, Croatia and US can be a major attracting point for the I-League and ISL sides to boost up their midfield with a creative player.


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