ISL 2017: ATK takes full advantage of transfer market, signs domestic and international players

[caption id="attachment_61751" align="aligncenter" width="580"]ATK ATK signs new foreigners in the transfer window. Image Source: Facebook[/caption]

Kolkata: Two-time ISL Champions ATK announced today that the team has let go off Njazi Kuqi, Jussi Jaaskelainen and Augustin Fernanades and thanked them for their services towards the team. They have been replaced with former Bristol City player.

David Cotterill (Winger), along with former player of Tampa Bay Rowdies, Martin Paterson (Striker) and former Delhi Dynamos goalkeeper Soram Poirei. Welsh ace David Cotterill, is a versatile player who has a fantastic ability with the ball. Martin Paterson, played for Port Vale in EFL League One in 2016 and has also played as forward for Tampa Bay Rowdies. Goal keeper Soram Poirei started his career with Shillong Lajong and has played for Bengaluru FC for I-League and Delhi Dynamos in Indian Super League in 2016.

“It is an honour to play for ATK. Kolkata has hosted the biggest teams and players in the past and has a rich footballing history. To play for the two-time ISL champion is a challenge which I am excited to take on,” said David Cotterill.

“I look forward to score goals for ATK and hopefully help the team in qualifying for the play-offs. We all know the pressure that comes for playing for the two -time ISL Champions. I hope to enthral my fans and deliver with my performances,” said Martin Paterson.

“I am excited to once again play in Indian Super League under ATK this season. I will back my team with my support and qualities,” told Soram Poirei.

ATK Head Coach, Teddy Sheringham said,” We are excited to have David, Martin and Soram on board with us. I hope we can integrate them quickly in our squad, so that they can start firing for the rest of the season.”

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