Nicolas Anelka joining Indian Super League's Mumbai City

Monday September 15th, 2014

Former West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka announced he will be signing with the Indian Super League's Mumbai City, the Associated Press reports.

Anelka left West Brom following a suspension for an anti-Semitic gesture last season. He claimed he terminated his contract, but the club said it fired him for "gross misconduct."

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He announced the move to Mumbai on his Twitter account on Monday.

"I'm pleased to join Mumbai City FC & very exciting in joining Indian Super League. Talented international players & top Indian talent will make matches thrilling affairs. I look forward to using my ability to do well for my team in the matches we will play."

Anelka, 35, is a former member of the French national team. His international career ended after 14 goals in 69 matches when he was asked to leave the team during the 2010 World Cup. 

He also played for Chelsea from 2008-2012, one of several stints at various European clubs. 

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