Panaji: According to sources, Brazilian World Cup winner Lucio is all set to wear the FC Goa jersey for the upcoming season of ISL. He is also slated to be the Goa marquee in the ISL season 2. Sources close to the team, which reached the semifinals of the inaugural edition last year, say chief coach Zico is keen to have the former Bayern Munich player and UEFA Champions League winner with Inter Milan on board.
Lucio, also known as Lucimar Ferreira da Silva, who was a part of the triumphant Brazil World Cup squad in 2002, mainly plays at the centre back position.The veteran defender is currently plying his trade for the Brazilian club Palmeiras. Star playmaker from Argentina Juan Roman Riquelme was also considered. But nothing has been finalized yet.
On the other hand, Atletico De Kolkata is trying to rope in the local stars of the Kolkata football.According to sources after showing interest in the Mohun Bagan nucleus Sony Norde, the ATK bosses have shown interest in Katsumi Yusa and East Bengal striker who is presently the highest scorer in I League, Ranti Martins. In connection to the marquee, ATK has already released captain fantastic, Luis Garcia. They are in talks with Brazilian Kaka and Uruguayan striker, Diego Forlan.