Just days after registering himself in the history books of football by becoming the highest goalscorer for the England national team, Wayne Rooney is all set to land in India for the first time ever, this November.
And Kolkata will be his prime destination. This has been confirmed by none other than Atletico de Kolkata co-owner and Indian cricket legend Sourav Ganguly.
The Manchester United player is expected to be in India for two to three days; visiting other ISL venues, apart from Kolkata, is also on the cards.
While it is still unknown whether the Manchester United superstar will take to the football pitch at the Yuva Bharati Krirangan, it has been reported that the move to bring in Rooney is part of a promotional campaign by the Indian Super League.
"Wayne Rooney is coming to the city in November," Ganguly was quoted by the Times of India as saying.
According to The Telegraph, the striker, who bagged his 50th goal in an England jersey at the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Switzerland on Tuesday, is set to reach the 'City of Joy' on 12 November.
Earlier, Brazil legend Pele was confirmed to attend the big ISL clash between Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters on 13 October at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.
The TOI also said that Rooney could be present in Kolkata during the second or third week of the month, and Ganguly has reportedly shot a promo for Star Sports – the official broadcasters of the ISL – welcoming Rooney to India.
While there are no Premier League games between 8 November and 20 November, the Three Lions engage in two high-profile international friendlies – against Spain (13 November) and France (17 November).
It will be interesting to see whether Roy Hodgson would allow his skipper to miss out on either or both the games if Rooney indeed makes his visit to India.