The controversial French striker Nicolas Anelka has sought to relaunch his football career by signing to play for Mumbai City in the Indian Super League.
The 35-year-old much-travelled player has been without a club since he was fired by West Bromwich Albion in March for "gross misconduct" after the quenelle row when he made an alleged anti-semitic gesture after scoring a goal.
One of the most controversial players currently active in world football, Anelka has stirred up a succession of rows and disputes in a career that has seen him play for the likes of Arsenal, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Shanghai Shenhua in China.
He also won 69 French caps, scoring 14 goals before being thrown out of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa following a row with coach Raymond Domenech.
He was handed an 18-match ban for that bustup, that effectively ended his international career.
He will be playing in the Indian Super League which kicks off with a 10-week tournament beginning in October and modelled along the lines of cricket's cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).
Eight city-based teams are due to take part in the tournament and several of the franchises have tie-ups with European football giants such as La Liga champions Atletico Madrid who are the co-owners of Atletico Kolkata.
Other fading superstars of football already signed up for the tournament include Italian Alessandro del Piero, French striker David Trezeguet and English goalkeeper David James.