ISL: Five transfers North East United FC need to become top contenders
Here are five players who can improve the North East United FC team for the next ISL season.
North East United FC are one of the three teams in the competition that have never gone beyond the group stages in either of the seasons (Pune City FC and Mumbai City being the other two teams.) They had a torrid first season, finishing rock bottom, with only 15 points.
They fared much better in the second season, finishing fifth and garnered a lot of respect from the other team players and coaches. While the team is decent defensively, North East have always been struggling on the attacking side of the pitch.
With previous marquee players Joan Capdevila and Simao Sabrosa having struggled to gel with the team, we take a look at five possible transfers which can help them qualify for the knockout stages for the first time in ISL history:
1. Raul (FWD, Spain)
The greatest Spanish striker of all time, Raul is no stranger to finding the back of the net. Having scored 275 times in 683 games for four different clubs, he is the second highest goalscorer for Real Madrid in their illustrious club history. Blessed with breath-taking shooting skills, the man from Madrid can score from any angle.
With more than decent dribbling skills he can outsmart his opposition time and time again. With tremendous vision, his understanding of the game is beyond comparable. Having retired only a few months back, Raul will still be match fit.
With an opportunity to play in the Indian Super League, Raul may just put his boots back on for one last time.