The Kolkata based ISL franchise ATK is set to make a big move by signing a marquee forward. After failing in the attacking third for the past two seasons, ATK are in search of a target man who knows the back of the net well.
ATK is set to sign Wellington Phoenix’s star striker David Joel Williams for the upcoming season of ISL as Talk sports 24×7 can confirm. The 31 year old Australian striker has been the second highest goal scorer in A-League this season and his combination with Roy Krishna made headlines all over the world making the later the Golden Boot winner last season.
David graduated from Queens Land Academy and made his professional debut from Queensland Roar. He has played in A-League clubs North Queensland Fury, Sydney FC and Melbourne City before joining Wellington Pheonix on a one year contract. Joel is the first indigenous Australian to play for Melbourne City FC and spent most of his career here scoring 21 goals out of his 101 appearances for the major A-League side before his maiden stint at Hungary.
In the last season ATK suffered a lot in their target man as most of their strikers failed to fetch the goal be it with the ball or the fitness making a drought of goals for the flying tigers that once were known for their terrific screamers. But in this transfer window the Red and Whites seem to be desperate to regain their spot as they have already made some sensible foreign signings. Thus to restore the lost glory, Antonio Lopez Habas seemed to have brought in this ace striker to join Jobby Justin in the attacking third finding the back of the net fulfilling the long void that ATK suffered last season. Williams is expected to have penned in a three year deal with ATK as close sources confirm. The Fans can expect the official announcement sometime with July.