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Diego Forlan snubs Atlético de Kolkata’s offer to complete transfer elsewhere

Now There are no chances for Atlético de Kolkata Fans to see Diego Forlan playing for #ATK.

Forlan is a big name in world football, even at 37. Forlan was linked with ATK for the last few months and was making all the headlines.

The 37 year-old Diego Forlan last played for Uruguayan Primera Division side Club Atlético Peñarol at his home town Montevideo and scored eight goals in 31 games.

But he asked 15 crores to play for Atlético de Kolkata, which is a huge sum for ATK. Earlier it was said that he will cost 5.5 crores which is 1.5 crore more than what Hélder Postiga got last year.

Forlan played for Atletico Madrid from 2007-11 helping them win the Europa League in 2009-10 beating Fulham 2-1 in the final. Forlan scored both goals and was adjudged Man of the Match.

Atlético de Madrid was steering Diego Forlan to Indian Super League. But now the deal falls though.

Clubs like Atletico Paranaense, and  New York Red Bulls have already rejected to sign Diego Forlan. So his next destinations might be Australia.

Now Hélder Postiga is the front runner to be Atlético de Kolkata’s Marquee again. Former Bayern Munich stars Michael Ballack and Roque Santa Cruz too are in the fray.

Atlético de Kolkata are also planning a fan engagement with former Colombia legend Carlos Valderrama this month.