Nicolas Anelka joins Mumbai City

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Former France international Nicolas Anelka has signed for Mumbai City FC for the inaugural season of Indian Super League, according to BBC Sport.

Impressive resume

The Frenchman has a wealth of experience in club football, having started his career at Paris Saint-Germain and gone on to feature for European heavyweights like Arsenal,Real Madrid, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Juventus.

His final stint in the Premier League was with West Bromwich Albion that ended in disappointing circumstances in March 2014.

Anelka was also in talks with Pune FC but the deal collapsed after they failed to agree terms in Florence last week.

Anelka expressed his delight after signing for Mumbai City FC, saying: "I'm pleased to join Mumbai City FC and very excited to join Indian Super League.

"Talented international players & top Indian talent will make matches thrilling affairs."

The 35-year-old will be joined by former Gunners teammate Freddie Ljungberg in his new team.

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Experienced player

Having made over 650 appearances in club football playing across six countries, Anelka will bring quality, creativity and depth to his new team.

Anelka called time on his international career in 2010. He played 69 matches for France in his international career spanning 12 years that also included winning Euro 2000 and the Confederations Cup in 2001.

The Indian Super League is set to kick-off on October 12 in a 10-week tournament ending in December.

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