Later in the day India strikers Sunil Chhetri and Jeje Lalpekhlua will arrive in Glasgow for a trial with Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers FC. The club is giving the two players a chance to show themselves and if successful in the trials, they would sign them.
Ali Russell, Rangers Chief Operating Officer, commented, "Sunil and Jeje will arrive in Glasgow today, they will be assessed at Murray Park and will have every chance to impress the management team. Both players have excelled in the I-League and now have the chance to train with Rangers."
The Scottish Premier League isn't as strong as their more famed rivals across the border, the English Premier League but the Glasgow giants are a formidable side. It will be interesting to see if Chhetri and Jeje are able to impress and earn a contract on merit. One thing is clear for Rangers that they wouldn't want to sign the boys for commercial reasons as it does not work if players do not play regularly for the first eleven.
"The Club is attracting interest globally and there is now a huge appetite across the Atlantic following the recent signings of USA captain Carlos Bocanegra and rising star Alejandro Bedoya," Ali Russell added.
For Glasgow Rangers besides the United States also India is on their radar and especially due to their CEO Ali Russell, who earlier worked at Queens Park Rangers FC in London under Indian co-owners, the Mittal family.
The Rangers are actively pursuing the Indian market. Ali Russell ended by saying, "A Rangers delegation is visiting India in the next week to meet with key officials from the Indian Premier League. The Club already has links to India thanks to the Rangers Charity Foundation’s partnership with UNICEF and there are undoubted opportunities for Rangers in the Indian market."