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French goalkeeper Gennaro Bracigliano in action for Chennaiyin FC against NorthEast United FC in the ISL last seasonISL website

The Indian Super League outfits are making sure they don't leave any stone unturned as they go ahead with purchasing new players for the second season, starting in October.

After Mumbai City FC, it is NorthEast United's turn to bolster their squad with foreign stars.

The side based out of Guwahati have now announced the signing of former Chennaiyin FC custodian Gennaro Bracigliano, and the 35-year-old Frenchman is also the goalkeeping coach of the side co-owned by John Abraham.

Bracigliano fills the post left by Englishman Tony Warner just two days back. The 41-year-old experienced goalkeeper had already penned a contract with North East United FC this summer, but soon enough, the player joined Bolton as a member of their coaching staff.

This was enough reason for the North East United outfit to see a potential breach of contract, and the franchisee had released the following statement:

"NorthEast United FC has exercised the team's right to terminate the contract of Anthony Rudolph Warner for material breach of his Standard Player's Agreement," ," read a press release issued by the north eastern club.

"We are not prepared to provide any more detail or to discuss the underlying grounds for the contract termination at this time.

The former Olympique Marseille player, Bracigliano, is all set to take his opportunity and make a mark with North East United FC.

The franchisee side is also reported to have signed 25-year-old Argentine striker Nicolas Velez. Although this has not been confirmed by NorthEast United yet, it is believed that the move has been completed, by the player's own words.

Velez has been playing for Singapore League side Warriors FC.

"I'm very happy to have this chance, but I'm sad to leave Warriors, because I am leaving behind many friends in Singapore," revealed Velez, to Singapore based The New Paper, as quoted by Goal.

"I want to say 'thank you' to my club for giving me the chance to show what I can do alongside some of the best players in the world. 

"When you compare the money of that league and the S-League, there is a very big difference, I could not say 'no'. Even the club, when they saw [what North East United offered], they could not say 'no'. So I really appreciate the chance," the Singapore League 2014 Player of the Year explained.

The head coach of the Singapore side, however, isn't willing to reveal whether their star player is indeed making the move to the ISL side.

"We're waiting on things to be confirmed and an official club announcement will hopefully be made soon," Warriors coach Alex Weaver said.

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