Former Tottenham forward Helder Postiga off to Indian Super League

Helder Postiga Portugal

The Portugal international has penned a deal to become Atletico de Kolkata’s marquee player.

Former Tottenham striker Helder Postiga has signed a deal to move to Indian Super League outfit Atletico de Kolkata, the club have confirmed on Twitter, as above.

The Portugal international moves to the ISL as a free agent after leaving Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna earlier this summer after the expiry of a one-year contract.

Postiga’s time at White Hart Lane was a major failure, with the versatile attacker spending the 2003-04 campaign with Spurs.

Given his prolific form for Porto, the Tottenham supporters were expecting a lot from Postiga but in the end had to settle for just one Premier League goal - against Liverpool in January 2004.

The Vila do Conde-born forward was offloaded back to Porto after only one season with the North London side, with most of the club’s supporters remembering him as a figure of ridicule and a forgettable signing.

Postiga has been something of a journeyman since leaving White Hart Lane, with stints at Saint-Etienne, Panathinaikos, Sporting Lisbon, Real Zaragoza, Valencia and Lazio also.

Despite his failure to score consistently at club level, the 32-year-old was wracked up 71 caps for his country, scoring 27 goals in the process.

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