ATK signs attacking English midfielder Carl Baker

In a bid to bolster its title defence, Atletico de Kolkata has acquired 34-year-old winger Carl Paul Baker from Portsmouth.

Baker has represented English sides Portsmouth and Coventry City and has made over 450 professional career appearances in the Football League and The National League in England.   -  Twitter @atletidekolkata

Defending champion Atletico de Kolkata has roped in winger Carl Paul Baker from English side Portsmouth, with an aim to bolster its attacking line for the upcoming ISL season.

The 34-year-old has also played for Coventry City and made over 450 professional career appearances in the Football League and The National League in England.

A product of the Liverpool Academy, Baker is also a prolific scorer, having scored 97 goals in his career. 

“It feels great to sign for a champion side like ATK. I am eager to experience Indian football which is going through some exciting times with ISL gaining popularity," said Baker.

"I have heard about the fans who are passionate about this beautiful game and hopefully I can give them enough reasons to rejoice by the end of the season."

Commenting on the signing, club owner Sanjiv Goenka said, "We welcome Carl Baker to be a part of the ATK family. I am sure his experience of playing top-tier leagues in England will help ATK in the forthcoming season of the ISL. We are already on our way to consolidate our team and the coaching staff is making some worthy choices to form a strong side.”

 

 

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