By Dev Trehan
Last Updated: 25/05/17 6:09pm
Eidur Gudjohnsen would consider a return to the Indian Super League (ISL) after injury ruled him out of the competition last year.
Gudjohnsen, who was part of the Iceland squad that reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, joined FC Pune City shortly after last summer’s tournament, linking up with the ISL side for pre-season training in Spain.
But the former Chelsea and Barcelona forward suffered an ankle injury a fortnight before the ISL kicked off, dashing the hopes of fans in India eager to say him play on the subcontinent.
And Gudjohnsen – replaced at short notice last season by former Liverpool and Juventus midfielder Momo Sissoko – is not discounting the possibility of returning to India for the fourth edition of the ISL later this year.
“I wouldn’t rule it out. I haven’t officially retired,” Gudjohnsen told Sky Sports.
“I have been a professional for 23 years now and I’ve enjoyed my time off in the last few months but I’m keeping things open.
“Not being able to play last year was a huge disappointment for me. It was a new challenge for me, something different.
“I suffered the injury after I did all the pre-season…