The Kolkata franchise of the much anticipated Indian Super League will be launched in Kolkata on May 7 in the presence of top officials of the Spanish club Atletico Madrid.

Key officials from Atletico Madrid, also one of the co-owners of the franchise, will be in Kolkata for its launch announcement.

Atletico de Madrid owner Miguel Angel Marin, advisor Peter Kenyon, Director of Marketing Emilio Gutierrez and Director of Grassroots and Head of Atletico Academy Carlos Aguilera Martin will be on a whirlwind tour to India.

The Kolkata franchise is the only one to have the backing of a prominent international football club.

Apart from the announcement, their itinerary also includes meetings with legendary footballers Pradip Kumar Banerjee, Chuni Goswami and Syed Nayeemuddin.

A short city tour to soak in Kolkata’s heritage and culture is also scheduled with visits to the historic Victoria Memorial, Salt Lake Stadium and Mother’s House.

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