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ISL 2017: Top 4 foreigners who rejected lucrative offers to play in India

India came into the radar of a number of international stars' radar, as they shunned other lucrative offers to play in ISL

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Top 5 / Top 10 30 Nov 2017, 20:54 IST
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Indian Super League had attracted several big names, who have helped to bring in big crowds. These stars from around the world of football have had enough quality in them, to attract lucrative offers from all over the globe. However, they decided to pick India, over the other countries, as they signed for their respective ISL clubs.

Sportskeeda takes a look at the top 4 ISL foreigners who rejected attractive deals elsewhere to play in India.

Gregory Nelson in action against NorthEast United in ISL 2017

Gregory Nelson



4) Gregory Nelson

Chennaiyin FC's Dutch recruit Gregory Nelson in the 2017/18 season of the ISL side rejected several offers from Europe to play in India's most popular football league.

The 29-year-old had stints in AZ Alkmaar, RBC Roosendaal, CSKA Sofia Metalurh Donetsk, Botev Plovdiv, Kaisar and Al-Muharraq before landing in India.

Nelson has revealed that he had several offers from Europe but courtesy Hans Mulder's recommendation of coming to India, he penned the deal with Chennaiyin FC.

He had a sparkling start to his campaign in India, as he impressed everyone in his appearance against NorthEast United in a 3-0 win.

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