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Kerala Blasters FC sign ex-Manchester United defender Wes Brown for ISL 2017-18

Wes Brown, who played for teams like Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers, became the latest addition to Kerala Blasters ahead of the 2017-18 Indian Super League season.

football Updated: Aug 15, 2017 18:50 IST
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Kerala Blasters’ new recruit Wes Brown has played for Premier League clubs like Manchester United and Sunderland.(Twitter)

Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters have signed former Manchester United defender Wes Brown ahead of the 2017-18 season, the Kochi-based franchise said on Tuesday.

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The 37-year-old was a free agent after making five appearances for Blackburn Rovers in the English Championship last season.

“Hello India, Happy Independence day! I’m coming soon to the exciting Indian Super League to play for Kerala Blasters,” Brown tweeted, shortly after Kerala made the announcement.

A United academy product, Brown made 362 appearances for the first-team between 1998 and 2011, winning five Premier League titles and two Champions League trophies.

Brown, a former England international, will link up with Kerala’s new head coach Rene Meulensteen, who worked with the him during his time at Old Trafford.

First Published: Aug 15, 2017 18:48 IST