While we reported about <a href=”https://topyaps.com/pele-to-arrive-in-india-for-subroto-cup” target=”_blank”>Brazilian legend Pele being part of this year’s Indian Super League (ISL) </a>earlier this week. There is even bigger news developing on the ISL front.
<h4> According to <a href=”http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/football/wayne-rooney-will-be-coming-to-india-as-part-of-the-isl-sourav-ganguly/?SocialMedia” target=”_blank”>Press Trust of India (PTI)</a> besides Pele, England football star Wayne Rooney is also expected to be a part of ISL this year.</h4>
<img class=”size-full wp-image-148919″ src=”https://static.topyaps.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/waynerooneyr.jpg” alt=”The Indian Express ” width=”620″ height=”345″ /> <span id=”image-source1″><a href=”http://images.indianexpress.com/2015/09/waynerooneyr.jpg”>The Indian Express</a></span>
The news was broken by Atletico de Kolkata co-owner Sourav Ganguly, who in a recent interview to the media revealed Rooney’s arrival. He said:
<blockquote>“Rooney will be coming here as part of the ISL, so it will not just be about Pele.”</blockquote>
<h4>The 29-year-old English captain is reportedly part of an ISL promotion, which was shot earlier this week and will be visiting India in November, due to that promotion.</h4>
While there have been no confirmed reports from ISL organizers on this, <a href=”http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/football/wayne-rooney-will-be-coming-to-india-as-part-of-the-isl-sourav-ganguly/?SocialMedia” target=”_blank”>The Indian Express </a>also claims other sources have rubbished the report. One of then said:
<blockquote>“It’s a rumour. How can Rooney come? England are supposed to play two friendlies (against Spain on November 13 and France on November 17).”</blockquote>
Even though many are currently rubbishing the reports, Manchester United fans all across India will be hoping that it’s true as the Man-U striker does not have any club commitment during that period.
<h4>Meanwhile, arrival of the Brazilian legend Pele was confirmed by his agent early this week. He will be arriving in India for a three-day visit on October 11. He will also be the guest of honor at ATK’s first home match in the second season of ISL, against Kerala Blasters.</h4>
<img class=”size-full wp-image-147150″ src=”https://static.topyaps.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Brazil-legend-Pele.jpg” alt=”Sky Sports ” width=”620″ height=”349″ /> <span id=”image-source1″><a href=”http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11667/8700388/brazilian-legend-pele-has-joined-the-praise-for-sir-alex-ferguson”>Sky Sports</a></span>
The second season of ISL kicks off on October 3, 2015 in Chennai.