New NorthEast United FC striker Diomansy Kamara has plied his trade with a host of Premier League clubs in the pastReuters

Indian Super League franchisee NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) have been bolstering their squad with foreign players all summer ahead of the second edition of the lucrative league, and the latest overseas player to join the Guwahati-based side is Senegalese international Diomansy Kamara.

The ex-Premier League striker, who was also a part of Old Firm giants Celtic in the past, becomes the seventh foreign signing of the summer.

The 34-year-old joins the likes of Bruno Arias, Kondwani Mtonga, Miguel Garcia, Cedric Hengbart, Tony Warner and marquee player Simao Sabrosa at North East United FC.

The players will be trained by former Venezuela gaffer Cesar Farias in the ISL 2015.

NorthEast United FC have had a facelift of sorts, with several foreign players making their way out following the last edition of the tournament.

The side, previously coached by New Zealand gaffer Ricki Herbert, didn't have a memorable outing last year, as they finished at the bottom of the table. 

Kamara, who has represented Senegal thrice in the African Cup of Nations, expressed his excitement on singing for the ISL side. The striker also revealed that he let go off a more lucrative offer to be a part of the decorated football league in India.

"I cannot tell you how excited I am to be a part of NorthEast United FC," Kamara was quoted by the official ISL website.

"I had a higher offer to play for another club in another league, but when I heard of the opportunity to play in the Hero Indian Super League, my interest was piqued.

"What motivated me to sign for NorthEast United FC, was the fact that such a young team full of potential secured an undeserved league position last year. I want this team to reach the level it is truly capable of and I will be happy when I can contribute to that," he said.

Former Portugal international Simao Sabrosa made headlines a few days ago following his signing as the marquee player of the the side this summer.

Kamara, an ex-Fulham man, had gone on to say that the Portugese footballer is "a special talent".

"I have played against Simão before in Turkey [with Eskisehirspor] and let me tell you, he is a special talent. I am delighted that he will be turning out for us. Together, we can also share our experience with the younger players and collectively improve as a team.

"I also have high regard for our Head Coach. He has done some amazing work with the Venezuelan National and U-20 team. I know that he will bring an attacking mentality and give this team another dimension," Kamara, also a former Portsmouth and West Brom player, spoke of Farias.

NEUFC open their campaign in this edition of the ISL on 6 October against last year's finalists Kerala Blasters.

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