Kolkata: Defending champion Atletico de Kolkata has confirmed the signing of South African midfielder Sameehg Doutie on Friday, ahead of the second season of the ISL.The 26-year-old South African was the fourth fresh foreign player the ATK has added to its line-up this year.
The other three are Iain Edward Hume (Canada), Jaime Gavilán Martínez and José Luis Espinosa Arroyo (both from Spain). On the other hand it has retained Borja Fernandez, Josemi (both from Spain) and Ofentse Nato (Botswana).
Co owner of the franchise, Sourav Ganguly has said that like last year, the team will also go to Spain for a spre season camp which will be seen over like Antonio Habas and consultant, Bhaichung Bhutia. “We’ll be travelling to Madrid like last season. The preparation for the team building is in full swing and we’re now discussing a few names on our marquee player,” the former India cricket captain told reporters in Kolkata on Friday. The reigning champions are believed to be in talks with former Uruguayan and Manchester United striker Diego Forlan whose contract with J-League side Cerezo Osaka has expired last month.