boubacar sanogo
Boubacar Sanogo (L) challenges current Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker during a Bundesliga game in 2009Reuters

Indian Super League side North-East United FC have announced the signing of lanky Ivory Coast forward Boubacar Sanogo.

The 32-year-old has plied his trade with Bundesliga outfits Hamburg and Werder Bremen in the past.

Sanogo bolsters the attacking line of the North East Indian side that already boasts of big overseas names such as former West Brom striker Diomansy Kamara, Argentine striker Nicolas Velez and Ghana forward Francis Dadzie.

Holicharan Narzary is the only Indian forward present in the club roster.

Sanogo – who played for UAE-based outfit Fujairah last – has made 100 appearances in the Bundesliga in his career and has scored 26 times.

For the Ivory Coast national team, the forward has earned 18 caps and has got on to the scoresheet eight times.

North East United FC have now acquired a host of foreign players in their squad, with former Portugal winger Simao Sabrosa being the marquee player for the side in the next edition of the ISL.

Meanwhile, the ISL franchisee have also announced that the team have started their preparatory camp for the ISL 2.0 in Guwahati.

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