The Uruguay international confirmed that he will be joining the Indian Super League club, Mumbai City FC for a three month deal for the upcoming season.
The retired Uruguayan international played for his boyhood club Penarol last season and helped them win the Uruguay first division Apertura title with eight goals from 31 appearances.
The play maker has previously played for many prestigious clubs including Manchester United,Villarreal, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and Brazilian club Internacional and while insisting that he would not play in Argentina or Brazil made it clear that he wasn’t looking to retire.
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“They want to grow football, something that is understandable given the population,” the 37-year-old said. “Next year they want to extend it to seven months and then to a whole year. For now, though, it is three months [my contract].”
“Everything is all set. There are some details to be worked out but we are on our way over there,” Forlan’s brother Pablo told Sport 890.
Forlan said he was happy with his decision.
“The expectations continue to grow each year, more spectators, more TV viewers,” he said. “It is something understandable given the population, but they want to grow it on an even bigger scale so they are bringing in players from other leagues.”