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Kolkata Franchise of ISL Chasing 34-year-old English midfielder

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ISL 2017 Atletico de Kolkata chasing former Premier League midfielder.

Indian Super League champions Atletico de Kolkata are eyeing former Sheffield United and Stoke City midfielder Michael Tonge.

The 34-year-old, made 292 appearances for the Blades.Primarily a central midfielder, Tonge has also played out wide on both flanks during his career, but his age and profile as a foreign signing will mean the ex-England U-21 international is seen as the man to replace Borja Fernandez, who yesterday completed his move to Spanish second division outfit Real Valladolid on a season-long deal, in central midfield.

ATK’s signing of Tonge could signal a departure from the club’s Spanish methods which they inherited from Atletico Madrid, as Sheringham and Westwood eye a complete overhaul of the two-time champions.