MUMBAI, July 22 (PTI): Footballers from South American countries powerhouses such as Brazil and Colombia along with those from Europe would be a part of the international players draft of the Hero Indian Super League to be held next month.
�We will have the international players draft next month and 49 players would feature in that draft. Teams were given the option to sign players themselves and seven international players have directly been signed by teams,� IMG-R global football vice-president Andy Knee told reporters here today ahead of the Indian player draft. �That leaves 49 players that we are sorting centrally. We are currently in that process of sorting those players, so we will finalise that in mid-August,� he said.
�Some of you know the realities of the transfer as governed by FIFA and we would have loved to have all the drafts together at one time. Frankly, with the international players, the later you wait into the transfer window the better quality you get,� he said.