William Gallas is one of those who have been included in the list of the marquee players for the upcoming first edition of the Indian Super League.
Indian Super League has recently been founded by the governing body of football in India. The format of this tournament is much like the Indian Premier League which is a cricket league. There will be franchises owning the teams and the players, other than the marquee ones, will be bought through the draft system.
The foreign players who are getting close to the end of their club career now have shown a lot of interest in joining the Indian Super League.
Apart from Gallas, Adrian Mutu is another one who has got his name included in that marquee players’ list.
Gallas has played in the English top tier for more than 10 years. He has been a part of three different teams there.
Last summer, he made his way to Australia signing for Perth Glory, but, he didn’t get that many matches to play there. He featured only 14 times for the A-League club scoring once.
It’s believed that there are two or three ISL franchises that have set their eyes on Gallas considering his utility in the back line.
The organizing committee of ISL is not identifying every overseas player as a marquee. They keenly see if a certain player is fulfilling the eligibility criteria or not to be in that category. They have rejected quite a few names as well including Robbie Fowler.
A couple of ISL franchises i.e. Atletico De Kolkata and North East United have already named their marquee players.
They are Luis Garcia and Joan Capdevila respectively. But, there have been no announcement regarding that from the other six franchises yet.