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India Super League: Former Leicester City, Fulham & West Bromwich Albion striker makes shock move

Senegal international Diomansy Kamara has completed a move to Indian Super League side NorthEast United.

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The forward joined the side on Tuesday, and will compete in the second season of the new Indian top flight.

Revealing the signing on their official website, the club noted how they were expecting Kamara to be a major offensive threat for United.

The forward will always contribute experience, having featured for the likes of Fulham, Portsmouth, West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City in the Premier League.

He also featured for Celtic, and has over a half-century of caps for Senegal.

He represented the Lions of Teranga at three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, in 2004, 2008 and 2006, when the West African side were defeated in the semi-finals.

Speaking to the club’s official website, via Zee news, Kamara had the following to say about his move: “I cannot tell you how excited I am to be a part of NorthEast United FC. I had a higher offer to play for another club in another league, but when I heard of the opportunity to play in the ISL, my interest was piqued.”

He also expressed a desire to feature alongside the club’s new marquee addition, Portugal international Simao Sabrosa.

“I have played against Simao before in Turkey and let me tell you, he is a special talent,” he continued.

“Together, we can also share our experience with the younger players and collectively improve as a team. I also have high regard for our head coach (Cesar Farias).”

NorthEast United were the whipping boys of the first-ever Indian Super League season, winning only three of their 14 matches in the eight-team division.

They accrued 15 points, but were four points off the semi-final places.

Atletico de Kolkata eventually won the maiden league season after beating Kerala Blasters 1-0 in the first-ever playoff final.

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