ISL 2018: 5 foreign stars who Indian Super League clubs could sign in the summer transfer window
The fate of the ISL clubs in the upcoming season depends to a great extent on two things -- the preparations that are taken prior to the season, and on the number of foreign stars these clubs manage to sign in the summer transfer window.
Clubs that have finished in the bottom half of the table, are in dire need of changes to their squads. The likes of ATK, who have been two-time winners in the ISL, finished ninth, something that nobody would have believed was possible at the start of the season. The unpredictability of the ISL is what makes it so interesting, which is why signing top quality players become all the more important.
With the football season coming to an end, we take a look at some of the top quality free agents who the ISL clubs could sign up in summer.
1) Victor Anichebe
The Nigerian forward has been a free agent since January, having played his last match for China League One side Beijing Enterprises. He spent just over a year at the club, but he is better known for his stints at the big three clubs of the Premier League, namely Everton, West Bromwich Albion, and Sunderland. He has spent the majority of his career at Everton and was also a part of the Toffees' U18 side.
The giant Centre-Forward was effectively used as a substitute by the teams he played at and came in later in the 2nd half to produce crucial goals when it mattered. He has 27 goals and seven assists from 204 Premier League appearances.
Anichebe could be of great use to ISL clubs that are looking to boost their attack, as he has shown that he can play up front, and on either wing. To add to that, he is still just 30-years-old and still has a few years of football left in him.