Sporting Clube de Goa appear to have narrowed down on Trinidad and Tobago World Cupper Anthony Wolfe as their marquee player for the season.
Sporting Clube de Goa have just two foreign players at the moment with Australian striker Boima Karpeh (Jerry) and Spanish defender Pablo Gallardo completing their transfers. The club still needs two more players to complete their foreign quota, and Wolfe is expected to help the club breathe a little easy in the next 48 hours.
"Wolfe has already applied for his visa. He should be here in Goa soon," said one Sporting Clube official.
Wolfe qualifies as the marquee player having represented his country at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
Wolfe, 29, was contracted with Churchill Brothers and was among the more impressive players, even though Churchill struggled for most part of the season. His control with the ball and ability to run into open spaces caught everyone's attention.
"Wolfe is a good player but he was surplus to requirement at the club. We have released him to join Sporting Clube," said Churchill Brothers boss Churchill Alemao, who opted for Nigerian striker Odafa Okolie as his lone foreign striker upfront.
Churchill Brothers are still hoping they will be around when the next edition of I-League kicks off in January, next year. A pending High Court hearing is scheduled in Delhi on September 23, and should there be positive news for the club, Churchill said he would immediately hunt for another marquee signing.