Defending Indian Super League champions, Atletico de Kolkata are reportedly interested in signing Bayern Munich striker Claudio Pizarro as their marquee player for the upcoming season.
According to TOI sources, the Indian club are trying strike a deal with the striker’s agent and a conclusion may be reached in days to come. The source was quoted: “ATK has approached Pizarro. But there are various factors involved before he signs on the dotted line. He also needs to agree to the wages being offered We are working on the details.”
Claudio Pizarro recently played in the Copa America 2015 for his national team Peru. The 36-year-old striker played 78 international matches and scored 20 goals. He has played in several clubs around the world which includes European giants like Bayern Munich and Chelsea. He was also a part of the Bundesliga winning Bayern Munich side in the recently concluded season.
Atletico de Kolkata have still not taken in any decision regarding their marquee signing. They had released Luis Garcia who was their marquee player in their inaugural season. The Sourav Ganguly owned side have been linked with one or two other yesteryears star players like ex-Liverpool striker Milan Baros and former Arsenal and Russian attacker Andrey Arshavin. The last day to sign a marquee player is July 31st.